Matching Protocol in Contest Experiments

Kyung Hwan Baik, Subhasish Modak Chowdhury, Abhijit Ramalingam

Research output: Working paper


We investigate the effects of Partner and Stranger matching in contest experiments and find no difference in the level or distribution of bids across matching protocols. However, demographic and individual strategy effects are different with different matching. Hence, unless one is interested in the demographic effects, or a Stranger matching is needed for the specific research, using a Partner matching is preferred since it allows more flexibility in logistics and data analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2013

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