Classroom Games: Voluntary Provision of a Public Good
This paper describes a simple public goods game, implemented with playing cards in a classroom setup. Students choose whether to contribute to the provision of a public good in a situation where it is privately optimal not to contribute, but socially optimal to contribute fully. This exercise motivates discussion of altruism, strategies for private fund-raising, and the role of government in resolving the public good problem.
Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
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