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Transcript of a Five-Member Committee Experiment

Plott, Charles R. (1976) Transcript of a Five-Member Committee Experiment. Social Science Working Paper, 110. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena.

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The following pages contain the transcript of a committee experiment of the type first introduced by Fiorina and Plott [ 1]. The subjects, law students in their second year of study were very articulate, sensitive to moral concerns, and skilled in strategic behavior. Their conversations, debates and reflections might provide a good source of data for scholars seeking to explain the equilibrium decision made by similar groups. The transcript may also provide some experience for those interested in field applications of laboratory results with the type of social environment within which mathematical models are known to work.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:The financial support of the National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. I wish to thank the research assistants Randy Calvert, James Hong and Darwin Niekerk for their help..
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