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Studying economics reduces overexploitation in a common resource experiment

Georgantzis, N., Arroyo-Mina, J. S. and Guerrero, D. (2013) Studying economics reduces overexploitation in a common resource experiment. Theoretical Economics Letters, 03 (5B). pp. 31-39. ISSN 2162-2078

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4236/tel.2013.35A2006


This paper studies the economic behavior of agents, who make decisions regarding the sustainability of Common-Pool Resources (CPR). For this purpose, economic experiments are applied to simulate the yield of a CPR, taking into account the influence of economics training on the learning process of individuals, regarding their decisions for sustainability. Based on a non-cooperative game with simultaneous choices, the results of experiments show that after several rounds the existence of economics knowledge reflects a better learning process for making decisions regarding sustainability of CPR.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:35262
Uncontrolled Keywords:Common-Pool Resources; Non-Cooperatives Games; Learning Processes

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