The deck of cards
For a quick look, see the cards below. If you want to play the game, you will need
to download the cards as a pdf-file in better quality. Depending on your Internet
connection, it may take a minute to download, as the file´s size is about 1.3 MB. For best
results, please print the cards on thick white paper (see section 1 for details).
Game Theory Economists
Keynes and Co.
And last but not least: The Genius resp. The Joker
The following data was used as the basis for this version of the cards: For calculating the
Marginal Rate of Reference we took the Social Science Citation Index, which is provided by the
Institute for Scientific Information, Pennsylvania (http://www.isinet.com). The marginal unit of
time for this version is the last week of November 2001 (19. to 25. of November 2001). Basis for
the Public Perception Indicator is the number of internet hits provided by the search engine
http://www.google.com on November 25th, 2001. The Potential Productivity of the economists was
calculated with the estimated remaining lifetime provided by the Federal Statistical Office of
Germany (see Federal Statistical Office 2000, p.74).
To find out more about the cards, why we have chosen these economists or why they have a
certain amount of points, check out the paper.