Game Theory and Public Policy

Game Theory and Public Policy

by Roger A. McCain
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849805717

ISBN-13: 9781849805711

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Game theory is useful in understanding collective human activity as the outcome of interactive decisions. In recent years it has become a more prominent aspect of research and applications in public policy disciplines such as economics, philosophy, management and political science, and in work within public policy itself. Here Roger McCain makes use of the

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Overview

Game theory is useful in understanding collective human activity as the outcome of interactive decisions. In recent years it has become a more prominent aspect of research and applications in public policy disciplines such as economics, philosophy, management and political science, and in work within public policy itself. Here Roger McCain makes use of the analytical tools of game theory with the pragmatic purpose of identifying problems and exploring potential solutions in public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849805711
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Historical and Critical Survey

1 Objectives and scope of the book

2 Representing games

3 A brief interpretive history of game theory

4 Nash equilibrium and public policy

5 Correlated equilibrium

6 Non-cooperative sequential games and public policy

7 Social mechanism design

8 Superadditive games in coalition function form

9 Imperfect recall and aggregation of strategies

10 Strategy, externality, and rationality

Pt. II Encapsulated Cooperation

11 Coalition formation and stability

12 Bargaining, weak dynamics, and consensus

13 Formal aspects of games in partition function form

14 Coalitional play

15 The government game

16 Toward political economy

References

Index

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