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What Happens in the Field Stays in the Field: Exploring Whether Professionals Play Minimax in Laboratory Experiments

Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, David H. Reiley, Jr.

NBER Working Paper No. 15609
Issued in December 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Editor David Levine and three anonymous referees for valuable comments. Ignacio Palacios-Huerta and Jesse Shapiro provided helpful conversations. Phil Gordon was instrumental in our efforts to recruit world-class poker players. Omar Al-Ubaydli, David Caballero, Dwyer Gunn, Bill Hessert, Ryan Johnson, Min Lee, Randall Lewis, Andrew Sherman, Alec Smith, Brittany Smith, Dean Strachan, and especially Lisandra Rickards provided fantastic research assistance. Author affiliations: Levitt and List: Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Reiley: Department of Economics, University of Arizona, 401 McClelland Hall, Tucson, Arizona 85721. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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