Event Title

Teaching Economics Using Cutthroat Kitchen

Presenter Information

Alyssa Koeck, Susquehanna University

Start Date

25-4-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2017 2:20 PM

Description

Cutthroat Kitchen is a popular TV show on the Food Network. It involves a competition between four chefs to survive three rounds of elimination by creating the best dishes of food. Each round includes “sabotages,” however, and each participant is given money to bid on these sabotages in an auction setting. This presentation will show how economics teachers can use Cutthroat Kitchen to teach about several game theory concepts, including sequential games, backward induction, and calculating payoffs. It will also incorporate a discussion of information and patterns of behavior found through data analysis of 64 Cutthroat Kitchen episodes.

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Teaching Economics Using Cutthroat Kitchen

Cutthroat Kitchen is a popular TV show on the Food Network. It involves a competition between four chefs to survive three rounds of elimination by creating the best dishes of food. Each round includes “sabotages,” however, and each participant is given money to bid on these sabotages in an auction setting. This presentation will show how economics teachers can use Cutthroat Kitchen to teach about several game theory concepts, including sequential games, backward induction, and calculating payoffs. It will also incorporate a discussion of information and patterns of behavior found through data analysis of 64 Cutthroat Kitchen episodes.