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    Milton Steinbach Professor, Yale
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    Professor, Southern Methodist University
  • MobLab brought games to life in the classroom, allowing students to experience games and markets – helping them to develop a deeper understanding and to bring new energy to the course.

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    Professor, Caltech
  • I used the MobLab in my introductory economics course.  The students loved it (it came up in several evaluations) and it made preparing for class easy and painless!

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    Professor, Harvard
  • As an instructor, MobLab delivers two compelling benefits. First, from the instructor’s perspective, MobLab addresses the age-old problem of getting students to participate in the classroom.  Second, from the student’s perspective, learning economics using MobLab can be fun, particularly compared to lectures and textbooks!  If done in a way that harnesses student competitiveness, markets and games can become incredibly engaging, putting the “social” back in “social sciences”.

    Dr. Ming Hsu
    Professor, Haas, UC Berkeley
  • I have always considered classroom games an essential part of my pedagogy. It gives students a way to fully engage in strategic thinking. Not only does MobLab greatly simplify the task of implementing games in class, its highly polished presentation impresses students, and has been the most positively commented upon change to my teaching, with lots of unsolicited positive feedback both after class and in course evaluations. Also, the staff of MobLab have been tremendously responsive and helpful throughout the entire experience. I have been recommending it to everyone I know who teaches game theory, microeconomics, behavioral or even public finance.

    Dr. Ben Ho
    Professor, Vassar College
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    Professor, USC
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Our Team of Experts

Walter M. Yuan

Walter M. Yuan

CEO and Co-founder
Matthew O. Jackson

Matthew O. Jackson

Chief Scientific Advisor

William D. Eberle Professor of Economics,

Thomas R. Palfrey

Thomas R. Palfrey

Senior Scientific Advisor

Flintridge Foundation
Professor of Economics and
Political Science, Caltech

Alvin E. Roth

Alvin E. Roth

Senior Scientific Advisor

The Craig & Susan McCaw
Professor of Economics, Stanford
2012 Nobel Memorial Prize
Laureate in Economics

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