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date: 25 November 2020

battle of the sexes 

Source:
A Dictionary of Economics
Author(s):

Nigar Hashimzade,

Gareth Myles,

John Black

A two-player game that illustrates the gains that can be obtained from coordination and the difficulties of achieving coordination. A typical description of the game involves a husband and a wife who must choose between spending an evening at the opera and an evening at a football match. The husband prefers football to opera and the wife opera to football. Both prefer to be together than to attend separate events. This information is summarized in the pay-off matrix.... ...

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