A Web Gaming Facility for Research and Teaching

31 Pages Posted: 10 May 2012 Last revised: 26 Jul 2012

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Martin Shubik

Yale University - School of Management; Yale University - Cowles Foundation

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Date Written: May 8, 2012


This essay considers the potential for utilizing web games for research and teaching. It discusses a specific gaming facility that has been constructed and utilized. The gaming facility can be made available for use for those interested in utilizing it for teaching and/or research purposes. The goal is to have this facility be of use for both single play and repeated matrix games. Much of the discussion here is aimed at single play games as a desirable benchmark preliminary to the study of repeated games. Properties of the one stage games are discussed and instructions for the use of the system are supplied. Extensions to multistage games and incomplete information are noted.

Keywords: Matrix games, Experimental, Teaching and computerized games

JEL Classification: C7, C9, D03

Suggested Citation

Shubik, Martin, A Web Gaming Facility for Research and Teaching (May 8, 2012). Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1860. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2054756 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2054756

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