Throwback Thursday: Puerto Rico Truel

In a previous Throwback Thursday I featured my 2005 paper “Deconstructing Darwin.” Today, I want to feature my 2008 paper on “A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Impasse over Puerto Rico’s Status,” which is available here via the magic of SSRN. In my 2008 paper, I model the century-old debate over the Island’s future political status as a truel: a three-person, sequential, random-order standoff among Puerto Rico’s three major political parties, the PDP, the PIP, and the PNP, in which no single player is able to eliminate the other two players. To learn more about truels, check out this Riddle of the Week via Popular Mechanics.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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