Game theory in the popular press.


Game theory and economics in the news

May 4, 2005 The Economist, The tragedy of the commons, contd
A cause for the world's diminshing supply of fish "is the age-old 'tragedy of the commons', whereby anyone with access to a shared valuable resource has an interest in over-exploiting it, and it is in nobody's interest alone to maintain it."
September 8, 2003 Fresno Bee, Florez air bills may have to wait
Classic game of chicken in the State Assembly over an environmental bill as the legislative deadline nears.
December 19, 2002 The Economist, Nomadism in Mongolia
Collective herding in Mongolia suffers the tragedy of the commons as some leaders call for privatization.
October 24, 2002 The Independent, Fishing industry falls victim to the tragedy of the commons
Global overfishing and a dwindling supply of fish the result of a tragedy of the commons.
October 19, 2002 BBC News, Coffee cartel shuts up shop
Association of Coffee Producing Countries fails to maintain prices and cooperation, abandons collusion.
August 2, 2001, Researcher proposes North American wheat board
Attempts at collusion present free-riding concerns
June 26, 2001 Sierra Times, The Tragedy of the Commons
Argues that public ownership of forests leads to a tragedy of the commons.
August 27, 2000 New York Times, A tale of two fisheries
Fisheries in Rhode Island suffer from the tragedy of the commons