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Teaching Public Goods Theory With a Classroom Game

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  • Michael Pickhardt

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The author extends the work of Holt and Laury (1997) on a simple noncomputerized card game for teaching the essential aspects of public goods theory. He suggests a course of several lectures and discusses the behavior of subjects in various game sessions. Among other things, the results provide experimental evidence with respect to the private provision of public goods. Other aspects discussed include anomalous behavior patterns and a critical review of the game. He provides student exercises in the appendix.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

Volume (Year): 36 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 145-159

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  1. Gerald Eisenkopf & Pascal Sulser, 2013. "How to Improve Economic Understanding? Testing Classroom Experiments in High Schools," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2013-04, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.
  2. Pickhardt, Michael, 2011. "Pareto meets Olson: A note on Pareto-optimality and group size in linear public goods games," CAWM Discussion Papers 48, Center of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM), University of Münster.
  3. Cécile Bazart & Michael Pickhardt, 2009. "Fighting Income Tax Evasion with Positive Rewards: Experimental Evidence," Working Papers 09-01, LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier, revised Jun 2009.
  4. Becker, William E., 2007. "Quit lying and address the controversies: there are no dogmata, laws, rules or standards in the science of economics," MPRA Paper 39958, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Becker, William E., 2004. "Good-byE old, hello new in teaching economics," Australasian Journal of Economics Education (AJEE), University of Queensland, School of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 5-17, March.

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