The Miracle as a Randomization Device: A Lesson from Richard Wagner's Romantic Opera Tannhäuser Und De Sängerkrieg Auf Wartburg

@article{Harmgart2006TheMA,
  title={The Miracle as a Randomization Device: A Lesson from Richard Wagner's Romantic Opera Tannh{\"a}user Und De S{\"a}ngerkrieg Auf Wartburg},
  author={H. Harmgart and Steffen Huck and Wieland M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Microeconomic Theory eJournal},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper we examine the strategic savviness of the medieval church as portrayed in Richard Wagner's Tannhauser. We show that the church employed an optimal randomization strategy based on arguments of dominance or trembling-hand perfection. Particular attention is paid to the employed randomization device. 
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