Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior: An Introduction to Experimental Economics (Second Edition) (Hardback)
  • Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior: An Introduction to Experimental Economics (Second Edition) (Hardback)

Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior: An Introduction to Experimental Economics (Second Edition) (Hardback)

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From a pioneer in experimental economics, an expanded and updated edition of a textbook that brings economic experiments into the classroom

Economics is rapidly becoming a more experimental science, and the best way to convey insights from this research is to engage students in classroom simulations that motivate subsequent discussions and reading. In this expanded and updated second edition of Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior, Charles Holt, one of the leaders in experimental economics, provides an unparalleled introduction to the study of economic behavior, organized around risky decisions, games of strategy, and economic markets that can be simulated in class. Each chapter is based on a key experiment, presented with accessible examples and just enough theory.

Featuring innovative applications from the lab and the field, the book introduces new research on a wide range of topics. Core chapters provide an introduction to the experimental analysis of markets and strategic decisions made in the shadow of risk or conflict. Instructors can then pick and choose among topics focused on bargaining, game theory, social preferences, industrial organization, public choice and voting, asset market bubbles, and auctions.

Based on decades of teaching experience, this is the perfect book for any undergraduate course in experimental economics or behavioral game theory.

New material on topics such as matching, belief elicitation, repeated games, prospect theory, probabilistic choice, macro experiments, and statistical analysis
Participatory experiments that connect behavioral theory and laboratory research
Largely self-contained chapters that can each be covered in a single class
Guidance for instructors on setting up classroom experiments, with either hand-run procedures or free online software
End-of-chapter problems, including some conceptual-design questions, with hints or partial solutions provided

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691179247
Number of pages: 632
Edition: School edition

"Charlie Holt has been at the very forefront in bringing experiments into the mainstream of economic research and, especially, in using experiments to teach economics. This book will give undergraduates or masters students a chance to learn from a pioneering experimenter and a master teacher."--Alvin Roth, Harvard University
"This is a great book for teaching undergraduates, covering a host of topics from which teachers can choose, and including experiments to do in class. Charles Holt, one of the pioneers of experimental economics, is a clear thinker and a great expositor. There are no competitors to this book."--Guillaume R. Fr chette, New York University
"Charles Holt is one of the founders of experimental economics and he has contributed to nearly every one of its subfields. This is an excellent book and there are no viable competing texts for undergraduate experimental economics."--Charles Noussair, University of Arizona

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