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Game Theory in "Driving Miss Daisy"
by Dirk Mateer `

In this scene Daisy's son (played by Dan Ackroyd) trades her car to a car dealer. Hoke, the driver played by Morgan Freeman, has arranged to buy the car from the dealer. In conversation with Daisy's son, says to Hoke that it's a good car but of course he knows that since he's been the driving it (indeed, he's been the only driver of the car because Miss Daisy got a driver after wrecking her previous car). The clip is a great introduction to asymmetric information and the "lemons problem.”

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Game Theory in "Driving Miss Daisy" by Director: Bruce Beresford, Producers: Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck (1989) In the movie "Driving Miss Daisy," Hoke arranges to buy Daisy's car in a way that perplexes Daisy's son.