Title: Crazy rich game theory
Authors: Wayne Geerling; G. Dirk Mateer; Mitch Addler
Addresses: Department of Economics, Monash University, Room E970, Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia ' Department of Economics, University of Arizona, McClelland Hall 430MM, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA ' Department of Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Abstract: This paper uses the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018) to illustrate an active-learning technique for teaching game theory in introductory classes. Burke et al. (2018) show that using popular films in class is an effective way to teach core game theory concepts. We build on their 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.
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2020 Vol.11 No.4, pp.326 - 342
Received: 07 Oct 2020
Accepted: 27 Feb 2021
Published online: 14 Jul 2021 *