Free Riding Activity

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Free riding


Students are asked to contribute to a public good; free-riding inevitably ensues. (public goods, free-riding)

    • There are many variations of this game (e.g., see Games Economists Play)
    • For larger classes, can be done with a sub-set of students as a demonstration for the rest of the class. Have students predict what will happen before game begins.