Introduction to Game Theory: A Behavioral Approach

Introduction to Game Theory: A Behavioral Approach

by Kenneth C. Williams
     
 


Ideal for social science courses in game theory and research methods, Introduction to Game Theory: A Behavioral Approach explains basic game theory concepts--up to and including Bayesian Nash equilibrium--using results from laboratory experiments that examine how real people behave in standard modeled games. Working from the premise that the crux of…  See more details below

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Ideal for social science courses in game theory and research methods, Introduction to Game Theory: A Behavioral Approach explains basic game theory concepts--up to and including Bayesian Nash equilibrium--using results from laboratory experiments that examine how real people behave in standard modeled games. Working from the premise that the crux of game theory lies in thinking logically about a problem and formulating research questions based on theory, author Kenneth C. Williams takes a nontechnical, behavioral approach that is accessible to students with minimal math skills.

Incorporating a wide range of experiments with diverse designs, Introduction to Game Theory is also enhanced by numerous pedagogical features:

* Extensive problem sets, in-class experiments, and sample exams

* Numerical examples for all of the exercises

* Key terms and concepts for behavioral game theory--which differ from those for standard game theory--and a glossary

* Supplemental lecture material and Internet resources--online games, videos, lectures, problems sets, exams, and experiments that students can participate in

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"A refreshingly informal and insightful account of the key ideas of game theory."--Anna Bassi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199837410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Pages:
248

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