Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy

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This book serves as an introduction to game theory for students with no prior game theory knowledge, or with limited background in economics and mathematics. It is specifically designed to provide an intuitive and accessible interdisciplinary approach to game theory, while simultaneously exploring cooperative games, repeated play, correlated equilibrium, and a range of applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814289658
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 625
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals 1

Chapter 1 Conflict, Strategy, and Games 3

Chapter 2 Games in Extensive and Normal Form 25

Part 2 Two-Person Games 47

Chapter 3 Dominant Strategies and Social Dilemmas 49

Chapter 4 Nash Equilibrium 71

Chapter 5 Further Topics on Two-Person Games in Normal Form 95

Chapter 6 Duopoly Strategies and Prices 121

Part 3 Larger Numbers and Uncertainty 151

Chapter 7 Three-Person Games 153

Chapter 8 Probability and Game Theory 175

Chapter 9 Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria 201

Chapter 10 N-Person Games 227

Chapter 11 Alternatives to Nash Equilibrium 257

Part 4 Games in Extensive Form and Repeated Play 287

Chapter 12 Sequential Games 289

Chapter 13 Imbedded Games 321

Chapter 14 Repeated Play 349

Chapter 15 Indefinitely Repeated Play 373

Part 5 Cooperation 401

Chapter 16 Elements of Cooperative Games 403

Chapter 17 Applications of Cooperative Solutions to Economics 443

Part 6 Behavioral and Evolutionary Game Theory 471

Chapter 18 Games, Experiments, and Behavioral Game Theory 473

Chapter 19 Evolution and Adaptive Learning 503

Part 7 Selected Applications 531

Chapter 20 Voting Games 533

Chapter 21 Auctions 563

Chapter 22 Game Theory, Law, and Social Mechanism Design 591

Index 617

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