Cooperation Science

Cooperation is intuitive.

Cooperation often determines social outcomes, from children’s soccer games to international agreements. But, because cooperation is usually costly for those who contribute, it is ephemeral.

Sustainability requires cooperation.

The hardest sustainability problems, like carbon emissions, pollution, over-fishing and deforestation are social dilemmas. Social dilemmas can be resolved through cooperation.

Cooperation science can help design better solutions.

Cooperation applies to any level, from voluntary municipal efforts to international agreements. Cooperation is usually the first step to creating durable policy solutions. And, policies based on self-interest can backfire.

We study cooperation.

We are working to build tools for applying cooperation to sustainability problems and societal challenges. Learn how you can study and apply cooperation science:     Download the Cooperation Science Toolkit:

Cooperation Science Toolkit

Cooperation Science Toolkit