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Talent

An ancient Greek unit of weight approximately equivalent to 25.86 or 37.8 kilograms, depending on the region.
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Maria Theresa's Taler dated 1780 is the most famous of all the Austrian crowns--in fact, it is one of the world's most noted coins.
The Rome Mint issued the famous Taler for use in Ethiopia after the conquest of that country by Mussolini's forces in the mid-1930.
The exhibition, The Maria Theresa Taler and Oman--The story of an Austrian coin in Arabia, will run at the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Muscat till the 31st may 2004.
Once the cost parameter was drawn, each subject had to choose a price between 0 and 99 talers (the fictitious experimental currency) per unit.
To accommodate some losses, subjects were granted a capital balance of 3,000 talers at the outset of each session.
In the following, all amounts of money are denominated in talers, the experimental currency unit.
At the beginning of the experiment each of you will receive 3000 talers credited to your talers account.
Taler said that credit unions will to several members of Congress in both parties to help with agenda, rather than relying on one or two.
You and the other three participants have the opportunity to sell the product to a group of 1,000 simulated buyers at a price of 1 Taler per unit.
For repayment to ensue, we assume that each individual is supposed to repay 210 talers, and hence the group is liable to repay a total amount of 21 On talers (for example, if we assume a loan of 175 talers per individual and an interest rate of 20%).
To model joint liability in a simple and straightforward way, the debt of 210n talers is split evenly among those individuals who are able and willing to contribute.
In each round, the group has to raise a total amount of 1,680 talers in order to reach a further round.