Political Game Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

Political Game Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Nolan McCarty, Adam Meirowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841070

ISBN-13: 9780521841078

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Political Game Theory is a self-contained introduction to game theory and its applications to political science. The book presents choice theory, social choice theory, static and dynamic games of complete information, static and dynamic games of incomplete information, repeated games, bargaining theory, mechanism design and a mathematical appendix covering, logic,…  See more details below

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Political Game Theory is a self-contained introduction to game theory and its applications to political science. The book presents choice theory, social choice theory, static and dynamic games of complete information, static and dynamic games of incomplete information, repeated games, bargaining theory, mechanism design and a mathematical appendix covering, logic, real analysis, calculus and probability theory. The methods employed have many applications in various disciplines including comparative politics, international relations and American politics. Political Game Theory is tailored to students without extensive backgrounds in mathematics, and traditional economics, however there are also many special sections that present technical material that will appeal to more advanced students. A large number of exercises are also provided to practice the skills and techniques discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841078
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Analytical Methods for Social Research Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The theory of choice; 3. Choice under uncertainty; 4. Social choice theory; 5. Games in the normal form; 6. Bayesian games in the normal form; 7. Extensive form games; 8. Dynamic games of incomplete information; 9. Repeated games; 10. Bargaining theory; 11. Mechanism design and agency theory; 12. Mathematical appendix.

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