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06/11/2002 08:55 AM by Burkhard C. Schipper;
The matrix you describe is not a prisoners dilemma (PD) but something similar to it (if I read it correctly - it is a bit garbled). It is a game sometimes called the efficiency game. It is similar to a PD because each player has a dominant action. Different to the PD, the co-operative outcome is the result of players choosing their dominant action. Of course it is also the unique Nash equilibrium.

However, why does your story entails collaboration at all? E.g. each person can do the project and subsequently can tell the correct result when interviewed in a separate room. In case the opponent forgets to do the project it is even better for the person who did the project. So why collaborate at all? Just do it on your own. It pays anyway.

You may like to have a look at Team Games which are used to describe collaboration of several parties. Usually in such games the a person will not receive everything of the joint output. In different contexts such games are also called public goods games. [Manage messages]

06/11/2002 06:08 AM by David Livingston; PD and student collaboration studies
Would you be so kind as to comment on the accuracy of this hypothesis? I want to make the hypothesis that the choices made during student collaborations in classrooms occur in a manner that is similar to the Prisonerís Dilemma. For [View full text and thread]