Learning Objectives

  • A nontechnical introduction to game theory.

  • The problems of collective action in light of the Prisoner's Dilemma game.

  • How people can learn to cooperate by using the "tit for tat" criterion in repeated interactions.

  • Why cooperation is more likely to hold up in long-term relationships.

  • The advantages of and drawbacks to unilateral cooperation for the provision of certain public goods

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