NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Checkmate: Exploring Backward Induction Among Chess Players

Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, Sally E. Sadoff

NBER Working Paper No. 15610
Issued in December 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Martin Dufwenberg, Philip Reny, five anonymous referees, and especially, the editor Vince Crawford for insightful comments that improved the study. Trevor Gallen and Elizabeth Sadoff provided truly outstanding research assistance on the ground. Min Sok Lee, Lint Barrage, Tova Levin, Nicholas Simmons and Yana Peysakhovich also provided able research assistance. Affiliations: Steven Levitt and John List: University of Chicago, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research; Sally Sadoff: University of Chicago, Department of Economics. Mailing address: 1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Please direct all correspondence to Sally Sadoff. 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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