Crazy Rich Game Theory

24 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020

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Wayne Geerling

Monash University - Department of Economics

Mateer Dirk

University of Arizona

Mitchell Addler

University of Arizona, Economics Deparment

Date Written: December 14, 2020

Abstract

This paper uses the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018) to illustrate an active-learning technique for teaching game theory in introductory classes. Burke, Robak and Stumph (2018) show that using popular films in class is an effective way to teach core game theory concepts. We build on this work by using three key scenes from Crazy Rich Asians, providing interactive warm up activities, a detailed write up, and follow-up questions, so instructors gain a firm grasp of how to embed this content into their courses. This article is suitable for use in advance placement and principles-level courses in economics. Crazy Rich Asians is also an inclusive media choice because it features a strong female lead and an all-Asian cast.

Keywords: technology, active learning, game theory, popular culture, pluralism

JEL Classification: A20, A21, A22

Suggested Citation

Geerling, Wayne and Dirk, Mateer and Addler, Mitchell, Crazy Rich Game Theory (December 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3748749 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3748749

Wayne Geerling (Contact Author)

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Mateer Dirk

University of Arizona ( email )

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Mitchell Addler

University of Arizona, Economics Deparment ( email )

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