A Review of Experiments on Dynamic Games in Environmental and Resource Economics

  • Dina Tasneem
  • Hassan BenchekrounEmail author
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 280)


This chapter reviews the existing experimental literature on the behavioral outcomes in dynamic common pool resource games. We categorize the contributions in three sections. The first group of contributions compares the observed behavior to different cooperative and noncooperative theoretical benchmarks. The second group covers contributions that design experiments that aim to find behavioral support for the use of specific types of strategies. Both the first and second groups exclusively use a discrete time framework. Finally, we discuss the exceptions in this literature that study behavior in continuous time.


Resource economics Environmental economics Experiments Dynamic games Differential games Common pool resources Tragedy of the common 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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