Cost Allocation in Water Resources -- Three Gaming Experiments with Young Scientists at IIASA

Stahl I (1981). Cost Allocation in Water Resources -- Three Gaming Experiments with Young Scientists at IIASA. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-021

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Abstract

This paper reviews three gaming experiments with a game on cost allocation in water resources, carried out with young scientists from eight countries at IIASA. The game is aimed at testing some different methods of cost allocation.

In earlier experiments the game had mainly been used to test the predictive ability of these methods. In the three experiments reported on here the emphasis was on testing the normative relevance of these methods. All the players were initially given an overview of the methods. Furthermore, in two of the games each of the players obtained a "consultants report" on a method for which he should argue.

The results did not appear to be affected by the introduction of this normative influence, except in one respect: while in the earlier games the solution had not been in the core, a core solution was now obtained in all three games.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 03:08
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1740

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