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Cooperation in the Classroom: Experimenting with Research Joint Ventures

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  • Michelle Sovinsky Goeree

    (Claremont McKenna College)

  • Jeroen Hinloopen

    (University of Amsterdam)

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This paper describes a classroom exercise that illustrates the investment incentives facing firms when technological spillovers are present. The game involves two stages in which student “sellers” first make investment decisions then production decisions. The classroom game can be used to motivate discussions of research joint ventures, the free-rider problem, collusion, and antitrust policy regarding research and development.

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  • Michelle Sovinsky Goeree & Jeroen Hinloopen, 2005. "Cooperation in the Classroom: Experimenting with Research Joint Ventures," General Economics and Teaching 0503005, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0503005
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