PPA10Week2 - B = collective benefit received by all if goal...

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The Problem of Cooperation: Hume’s Marsh Total Benefit=2; Total Cost=3 if solo, 2 if joint Individual’s cost if work is shared = 1 Farmer B Cooperate Do Not Cooperate Farmer Cooperate 1, 1 -1,2 A Do Not Cooperate 2,-1 0,0
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A Variation on Hume’s Marsh Total Benefit=2; Total Cost=3 Individual’s cost if work is shared equally = 1.5 Farmer B Cooperate Do Not Cooperate Farmer Cooperate .5, .5 -1,2 A Do Not Cooperate 2,-1 0,0
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Cooperation in Large N Groups
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Unformatted text preview: B = collective benefit received by all if goal is achieved (e.g. defense) C = individual cost of contributing to collective goal K = # of contributors required to achieve collective goal B C > 0 Less than K-1 other people contributing Exactly K-1 other people contributing K or more other people contributing Contribute-C B C B C Do Not Contribute B...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course POLITICS 122 taught by Professor Harvey during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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