Social Interactions and Incentives I

Materials for class on Friday, January 26, 2018



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First slide

Additional references to things brought up in class

Parable of the polygons

Play through the Parable of the Polygons for more details about how rational individual choices can lead to suboptimal social outcomes.

Helpful game theory resources

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