Cooperative Economic Games

Cooperative Economic Games



Zackary Dodge Adda-Berkane, Rachel Elizabeth Adolf, William John Arzola, Gary Ryan Beggs, Madison Paige Benson, Nicholas Joseph Blincoe, Danielle Monica Bolt, Emily Terese Bruns, Christopher Fredrick Casey, Aidan Joseph Cseh, Andrew Francis Drecnik, Justin Alexander Eichholz, Abigail Marie Folkening, Catherine E. Frazer, Kristofer Mark Geier, Andrew C. Haab, Casey Patrick Hippel, Tyler Michael Juliano, Aidan David Kelly, Mortimer Arturo Lugo Morales, David Joseph Maurer, Alyssa Lily Miller, Devyn D'Elle Mundy, Frank John Pinn, Abby Marie Plsek, George W. Proesel, Mark Neil Roble, Devin Michael Scharf, Nicole Marie Shinsky, Quinton Louis Smole, Thomas Michael Steck, Nicholas Donnelly Stone, Alexander Steven Tomczak, Molly Peighton Wood


Presentation: 10:00-4:00, Miriam Hall 121



New discoveries in archeology confirm what economists have understood for some time: that humanity’s ability to survive and thrive is as much a result of our ability to cooperate as to compete. Indirect reciprocity—which prompts people to help unrelated strangers—has emerged as the most effective mechanism yet innovated by ‘the most invasive species’: enabling humans to achieve more—collectively—than would have been attainable—individually. But mitigating climate change demands that we cooperate to an unprecedented degree. In these Stander sessions, students will combine forces and play cooperative games in which the game is either positive sum (everybody’s a winner) or negative sum (everybody’s a loser). Games with different degrees of difficulty are available, and—space permitting—students can play as many iterations as desired. Sessions officially begin at 10:00, noon and 2:00 PM, but since game lengths are fungible, patient people—those with low rates of time preference—can arrive anytime and wait for a new game to commence.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project - ECO 435 01

Primary Advisor

Barbara Heroy John

Primary Advisor's Department

Economics and Finance


Stander Symposium, School of Business Administration

Cooperative Economic Games