Title

A Web Gaming Facility for Research and Teaching

Authors

Martin Shubik

Document Type

Discussion Paper

Publication Date

5-1-2012

CFDP Number

1860R

CFDP Revision Date

2013-06-01

CFDP Pages

30

Abstract

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.

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