A Cross-Cultural Experimental Study on Interactive Decision-Making Involving Germans, Israelis and Palestinians (supported by DFG)
Projektleiter: Prof. Reinhard Selten, Prof. Werner Güth, Prof. Manuel Hassassian und Prof. Eyal Winter
The main goal of the project is to understand how cultural differences affect strategic behavior in a variety of strategic environments. We will address the issue by focusing on studies based primarily on laboratory experiments with the participation of Germans, Is-raelis and Palestinians. We will design experiments on several games including the ultima-tum game, trust games, public good games, and team games. Beyond the effects of culture we want to study how the special historical and political background of the relation between these three nationalities affect strategic behavior. What kind of stereotypes does one country group tend to form against another, and do these stereotypes find support in the actual be-havior of the other group? Finally, are the cultural effects that may be discovered persistent or do they tend to diminish with increasing interaction or with face-to face contact? Four teams in Germany, Israel and the West Bank will collaborate. The experiments will be con-ducted in strategic set-ups that compare anonymous interaction with face-to-face interaction within a culture and across cultures.