Graduate Workshop in Computational Economics

A Simple(?) Homework Problem (1998)

Solutions to the standing ovation problem (1995-97).

Is That Seat Taken?

Consider the following situation:

The doors have just been opened to an auditorium, and students, anticipating yet another brilliant economics lecture, begin to file in and take seats.

  • Model, using whatever techniques you desire, the process of seating in the auditorium.

  • Suggest some social scenarios that could be usefully modeled using such a process.

    Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to

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