We report an experiment on effects of varying institutional format and dynamic structure of centipede games and Dutch auctions. Centipede games with a clock format unravel, as predicted by theory but not reported in previous literature on two-player tree-format centipede games. Dutch auctions with a tree format produce bids close to risk neutral Nash equilibrium bids, unlike previous literature on clock-format Dutch auctions. Our data provide a new, expanded set of stylized facts which may provide a foundation for unified modeling of play in a class of games that includes centipede games and Dutch auctions.
Cox, James C., and Duncan James. 2012. “Clocks and Trees: Isomorphic Dutch Auctions and Centipede Games”. Econometrica 80 (2). [Wiley, Econometric Society]: 883–903.