A shared identity promotes herding in an information cascade game

Berger S, Feldhaus C, Ockenfels A


Zusammenfassung
Our research addresses the effect of shared vs. mixed group identities in an information cascade game. We vary whether subjects always choose after a decision maker who shares the same identity or after a decision maker with a different identity. We find that subjects' inclination to follow their predecessor is stronger in groups uniquely consisting of ingroup members compared to mixed groups. We relate this result to recent social cognition research.



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Zeitschrift)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2018

Fachzeitschrift
Journal of the Economic Science Association

Band
4

Ausgabe
1

Erste Seite
63

Letzte Seite
72

ISSN
2199-6784

DOI

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