Cooperation in the Classroom: Experimenting with R&D Cooperatives

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2006-081/1

25 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2005

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Michelle Sovinsky Goeree

University of Southern California - Department of Economics

Jeroen Hinloopen

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis; University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE); Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: September 2006

Abstract

This paper describes a classroom experiment that illustrates the research and development investment incentives facing firms when technological spillovers are present. The game involves two stages in which student sellers first make investment decisions then production decisions. The classroom game can be used to motivate discussions of research joint ventures, the free-rider problem, collusion, and antitrust policy regarding research and development.

Keywords: classroom games, research and development, research joint ventures, technological spillovers

JEL Classification: C91, L13, L41

Suggested Citation

Goeree, Michelle Sovinsky and Hinloopen, Jeroen, Cooperation in the Classroom: Experimenting with R&D Cooperatives (September 2006). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2006-081/1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=811828 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.811828

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