Prisoner’s Dilemmas Part One

Christian Roessler, Ph.D.Associate Professor Department of Economics

Life and Choices behind the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall, deadly symbol of the Cold War, collapsed in a series of events no one had predicted. Economics Associate Professor and game theorist Christian Roessler, who grew up in the immediate vicinity of the Wall, on a street divided into East and West, Communism and Capitalism, speaks about life in an all-knowing totalitarian state, the interdependent personal choices that allowed the Wall to stand and then suddenly caused it to fall, bringing a seemingly invincible system down with it.


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