This page contains the data for

"An Experimental Study of Belief Learning Using Real Beliefs,"

joint with Andy Schotter

(forthcoming, Econometrica).

 

 If you have any problems downloading please email me at yaw@nyarko.com. Thanks.

 

For the INSTRUCTIONS given to experimental subjects, click here


THE DATA:   The files below have the data for following experiments (after which are explanations of the data):

(They are all EXCEL files - for tab delimited text files see below).

 oldstuff_p                   Belief elicitation Experiment
 ne_p                           No Elicitation Experiment
 rm_p                          Same as oldstuff_p except that now there is anonymous random matching
 rmnep                         Anonymous random matching and no belief elicitation

          data_dfn.txt                A txt file with the definitions of the columns (this is repeated below)

Action "0" stands for "GREEN" and action "1" stands for "RED"



 THE ROWS:  There are 60 periods in each experiment so the first 60 row represent one player, the next 60 another, etc.

 THE COLUMNS: 
 Column A is the Role (Role = 1 for Row, -1 for Column)
 Column B is the round (it goes from 1 to 60)
 Column C is the Mixed strategy choice (in the files above they are all pure strategy experiments- that column therefore reads "NaN" for "not a number. ")
 Column D is the stated beliefs (this will be NaN for experiments where beliefs are not elicited).
 Column E is the own chosen action in the round
 Column F is the opponent's chosen action in the round
 Column G is the historical or fictitious play belief
 Column H is the cournot belief

 

 

BELOW ARE TAB DELIMITED TEXT FILE VERSIONS OF THE DATA

 oldstuff_p               Belief elicitation Experiment
 ne_p                           No Elicitation Experiment
 rm_p                             Same as oldstuff_p except that now there is anonymous random matching
 rmnep                            anonymous random matching and no belief elicitation

data_dfn.txt                A txt file with the definitions of the columns (this is repeated below)