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Using argumentation to model agent decision making in economic experiments

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Using argumentation to model agent decision making in economic experiments
In this paper we demonstrate how a qualitative framework for decision making can be used to model scenarios from experimental economic studies and we show how our approach explains the results that have been reported from such studies. Our framework is an argumentation-based one in which the social values promoted or demoted by alternative action options are explicitly represented. Our particular representation is used to model the Dictator Game and the Ultimatum Game, which are simple interactions in which it must be decided how a sum of money will be divided between the players in the games. Studies have been conducted into how humans act in such games and the results are not explained by a decision-model that assumes that the participants are purely self-interested utility-maximisers. Some studies further suggest that differences in choices made in different cultures may reflect their day to day behaviour, which can in turn be related to the values of the subjects, and how they ord...
Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon, Katie Atkinson, Peter Mc
Added 19 Apr 2012
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Type Journal
Year 2012
Where AAMAS
Authors Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon, Katie Atkinson, Peter McBurney
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