ECO 435: Cooperative Games


ECO 435: Cooperative Games



Richious Carton, Matthew Griffin, Hannah Hudepohl, Vincent Catanese, Donnell Keyes, Daniel Yousif, Noah Burneka, Madeline McEldowney, Jacob Lann, Kristen Knight, Sawyer Rothermel, John Lally, Kiernan Zawaski, Cameron Beachler, John Deeley, Austin Baker, Kyle Hauptner, Mary Cabaluna, Chloe Klawon, Erik Mattias Eliasson, Brandon Cheng


Presentation: 9:00-5:00 p.m., Miriam Hall 121



The underlying theme--from class--is that humans have thrived (thus far) because we have learned to cooperate to complete. In the most important 'public game' of all-preventing the worst trajectories of climate change--it is incumbent upon us to cooperate. In these workshops, students--previously 'unaligned'--will work together to stave off disaster (inundation of island due to rising sea levels, increasing desertification, a pandemic). The key is that the games are cooperative, requiring the group to collaborate, and they are not zero sum (with winners and losers). Instead the games are 'positive sum' or 'negative sum': either everybody wins or everybody loses.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project 202310 ECO 435 01

Primary Advisor

Barbara John

Primary Advisor's Department

Economics and Finance


Stander Symposium, School of Business Administration

Institutional Learning Goals

Practical Wisdom; Critical Evaluation of Our Times; Diversity

ECO 435: Cooperative Games