Siddiqi, Hammad (2006): The social norm of leaving the toilet seat down: A game theoretic analysis.
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We model the toilet seat problem as a 2 player non-cooperative game. We find that the social norm of leaving the toilet seat down is inefficient. However, to the dismay of “mankind”, we also find that the social norm of leaving the seat down after use is a trembling-hand perfect equilibrium. Hence, sadly, this norm is not likely to go away.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The social norm of leaving the toilet seat down: A game theoretic analysis|
|Keywords:||Trembling-hand perfection; social norm|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory|
|Depositing User:||Hammad Siddiqi|
|Date Deposited:||16. Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:05|