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Location Game Simulations

Anthony E. Dziepak

Department of Economics, 3016 Pamplin Hall
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316 USA

Dziepak "at" vt "dot" edu

Abstract: In this paper, location games played among individual player groups of different behavioral types are simulated. First, results of location experiments with 2-6 firms on a linear space are analyzed. The behaviors of individual players are characterized by type. Then location games pitting different types of individual players in different group sizes are simulated and run in many more combinations and for much longer periods than would be practical using live subjects. Simulation results are compared to actual experimental results and to theoretical predictions.

Author's comments: This is an idea to enhance my current dissertation topic to provide a pure theoretical reference case to compare experimental results.

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