Games of Strategy / Edition 3

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Overview

Engaging and highly readable, Games of Strategy is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of game theory.
The third edition uses resonant, real-world examples to simplify complex theoretical ideas, helping students see the value of strategic thinking in a variety of situations.
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In the schools where it is taught, game theory usually requires significant knowledge of a particular field and high level mathematics, but Dixit and Skeath have designed this text with a broad scope and chapter summaries and exercises, making it accessible for first year undergrads in any field (with some challenging chapters for mathematically advanced students). Coverage includes basic theory and techniques, classes of games, and specific applications of brinkmanship, voting, auctions, bargaining, and markets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393931129
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 794
  • Sales rank: 186,311
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Avinash Dixit is Emeritus John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory. He is among the world’s leading economists, having made fundamental contributions in several major fields as well as in game theory. He is the author of many books, including Dixit/Nalebuff: Thinking Strategically (Norton, 1991), Dixit/Pindyck: Investment Under Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 1994), and Dixit/Nalebuff: The Art of Strategy (Norton, 2009).

David Reiley is a research scientist at Google. He previously taught at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and the University of Arizona. He is well known for his use of field experiments in economic research.

Susan Skeath is Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, where she teaches a number of courses in microeconomics and a course in game theory, which she introduced into the school’s curriculum. She conducts research in international trade theory, and is currently working on a new Intermediate Microeconomics text with her colleague Ann Velenchik. Professor Skeath earned her doctorate at Princeton University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xix
Part 1 Introduction and General Principles
1 Basic Ideas and Examples 3
2 How to Think About Strategic Games 17
Part 2 Concepts and Techniques
3 Games with Sequential Moves 45
4 Simultaneous-Move Games with Pure Strategies I: Discrete Strategies 83
5 Simultaneous-Move Games with Pure Strategies II: Continuous Strategies and III: Discussion and Evidence 123
6 Combining Sequential and Simultaneous Moves 155
7 Simultaneous-Move Games with Mixed Strategies I: Zero-Sum Games 185
8 Simultaneous-Move Games with Mixed Strategies II: Non-Zero-Sum Games and III: General Discussion 233
Part 3 Some Broad Classes of Games and Strategies
9 Uncertainty and Information 263
10 Strategic Moves 311
11 The Prisoners' Dilemma and Repeated Games 345
12 Collective-Action Games 382
13 Evolutionary Games 425
Part 4 Applications to Specific Strategic Situations
14 Brinkmanship: The Cuban Missile Crisis 471
15 Strategy and Voting 500
16 Bidding Strategy and Auction Design 538
17 Bargaining 566
18 Markets and Competition 596
Glossary 629
Index 647
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