A Course in Game Theory

Author: Martin J. Osborne,Ariel Rubinstein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262150417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A Course in Game Theory presents the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, emphasizing the theory's foundations and interpretations of its basic concepts. The authors provide precise definitions and full proofs of results, sacrificing generalities and limiting the scope of the material in order to do so. The text is organized in four parts: strategic games, extensive games with perfect information, extensive games with imperfect information, and coalitional games. It includes over 100 exercises.

The Politics of the First World War

A Course in Game Theory and International Security

Author: Scott Wolford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108426018

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9312


This analytical history of World War I offers a rigorous yet accessible training in game theory, and a survey of modern political science research.

A Course on Cooperative Game Theory

Author: Satya R. Chakravarty,Manipushpak Mitra,Palash Sarkar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107058791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 5462


"Deals with real life situations where objectives of the participants are partially cooperative and partially conflicting"--

The One Thing

Die überraschend einfache Wahrheit über außergewöhnlichem Erfolg

Author: Gary Keller,Jay Papasan

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149754

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2626


Man möchte viel erreichen und die Dinge so schnell und erfolgreich wie möglich erledigen. Doch leichter gesagt als getan: Die tägliche Flut an E-Mails, Meetings, Aufgaben und Pflichten im Berufsleben wird immer größer. Und auch unser Privatleben wird immer fordernder, Stichwort Social Media. Schnell passiert es da, dass man einen Termin vergisst, eine Deadline verpasst und im Multitasking-Dschungel untergeht. Wie schafft man es, Struktur ins tägliche Chaos zu bekommen und sich aufs Wesentliche zu konzentrieren? Die New-York-Times-Bestellerautoren Gary Keller und Jay Papasan verraten, wie es gelingt, den Stress abzubauen und die Dinge geregelt zu bekommen – mit einem klaren Fokus auf das Entscheidende: The One Thing. Der Ratgeber enthält wertvolle Tipps und Listen, die helfen produktiver zu werden, bessere Ergebnisse zu erzielen und leichter das zu erreichen, was man wirklich will.

Strategies and Games

Theory and Practice

Author: Prajit K. Dutta,Prajit K.. Dutta

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262041693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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Game theory has become increasingly popular among undergraduate aswell as business school students. This text is the first to provideboth a complete theoretical treatment of the subject and a variety ofreal-world applications, primarily in economics, but also in business,political science, and the law. Game theory has become increasingly popular among undergraduate as well as business school students. This text is the first to provide both a complete theoretical treatment of the subject and a variety of real-world applications, primarily in economics, but also in business, political science, and the law. Strategies and Games grew out of Prajit Dutta's experience teaching a course in game theory over the last six years at Columbia University.The book is divided into three parts: Strategic Form Games and Their Applications, Extensive Form Games and Their Applications, and Asymmetric Information Games and Their Applications. The theoretical topics include dominance solutions, Nash equilibrium, backward induction, subgame perfect equilibrium, repeated games, dynamic games, Bayes-Nash equilibrium, mechanism design, auction theory, and signaling. An appendix presents a thorough discussion of single-agent decision theory, as well as the optimization and probability theory required for the course.Every chapter that introduces a new theoretical concept opens with examples and ends with a case study. Case studies include Global Warming and the Internet, Poison Pills, Treasury Bill Auctions, and Final Jeopardy. Each part of the book also contains several chapter-length applications including Bankruptcy Law, the NASDAQ market, OPEC, and the Commons problem. This is also the first text to provide a detailed analysis of dynamic strategic interaction.

Economics and Language

Five Essays

Author: Ariel Rubinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 1324


A challenging and accessible analysis of the relationship between economics and language.

The Game's Afoot!

Game Theory in Myth and Paradox

Author: Alexander Mehlmann

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821821210

Category: Mathematics

Page: 159

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It all started with von Neumann and Morgenstern half a century ago. Their Theory of Games and Economic Behavior gave birth to a whole new area of mathematics concerned with the formal problems of rational decision as experienced by multiple agents. Now, game theory is all around us, making its way even into regular conversations. In the present book, Mehlmann presents mathematical foundations and concepts illustrated via social quandaries, mock political battles, evolutionary confrontations, economic struggles, and literary conflict. Most of the standard models--the prisoners' dilemma, the arms race, evolution, duels, the game of chicken, etc.--are here. Many non-standard examples are also here: the Legend of Faust, shootouts in the movies, the Madness of Odysseus, to name a few. The author uses familiar formulas, fables, and paradoxes to guide readers through what he calls the ``hall of mirrors of strategic decision-making''. His light-hearted excursion into the world of strategic calculation shows that even deep insights into the nature of strategic thought can be elucidated by games, puzzles, and diversions. Originally written in German and published by Vieweg-Verlag, this AMS edition is a translation tailored for the English-speaking reader. It offers an intriguing look at myths and paradoxes through the lens of game theory, bringing the mathematics into sharper focus at the same time. This book is a must for those who wish to consider game theory from a different perspective: one that embraces science, literature, and real-life conflict. The Game's Afoot! would make an excellent book for an undergraduate course in game theory. It can also be used for independent study or as supplementary course reading. The connections to literature, films and everyday life also make it highly suitable as a text for a challenging course for non-majors. Its refreshing style and amusing combination of game theoretic analysis and cultural issues even make it appealing as recreational reading.

Playing for Real

A Text on Game Theory

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198041146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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Ken Binmore's previous game theory textbook, Fun and Games (D.C. Heath, 1991), carved out a significant niche in the advanced undergraduate market; it was intellectually serious and more up-to-date than its competitors, but also accessibly written. Its central thesis was that game theory allows us to understand many kinds of interactions between people, a point that Binmore amply demonstrated through a rich range of examples and applications. This replacement for the now out-of-date 1991 textbook retains the entertaining examples, but changes the organization to match how game theory courses are actually taught, making Playing for Real a more versatile text that almost all possible course designs will find easier to use, with less jumping about than before. In addition, the problem sections, already used as a reference by many teachers, have become even more clever and varied, without becoming too technical. Playing for Real will sell into advanced undergraduate courses in game theory, primarily those in economics, but also courses in the social sciences, and serve as a reference for economists.

Schelling's Game Theory

How to Make Decisions

Author: Robert Dodge

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199857202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 3265


Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling taught a course in game theory and rational choice to advanced students and government officials for 45 years. In this book, Robert Dodge provides in language for a broad audience the concepts that Schelling taught. Armed with Schelling's understanding of game theory methods and his approaches to problems, the general reader can improve daily decision making.

Game Theory

Introduction and Applications

Author: Graham Romp

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198775024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 8516


Covering all the essential topics for undergraduate courses, this is the ideal student introduction to game theory. The book sets out the basics of the subject in a non-technical way. All discussion and explanation is clear, well structured, and entirely accessible to students of both economics and business. In addition to describing and explaining the basic theory, Game Theory uses illustrations and examples to show its application to realistic, topical, and interesting problems-ranging from strategic decision-making within companies to international environmental policy-making. The book also features exercises with accompanying solutions to allow the student to check progress throughout the course, and a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter.


Differentialformen in Analysis, Geometrie und Physik

Author: Ilka Agricola,Thomas Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834896721

Category: Mathematics

Page: 313

View: 592


Dieses Lehrbuch eignet sich als Fortsetzungskurs in Analysis nach den Grundvorlesungen im ersten Studienjahr. Die Vektoranalysis ist ein klassisches Teilgebiet der Mathematik mit vielfältigen Anwendungen, zum Beispiel in der Physik. Das Buch führt die Studierenden in die Welt der Differentialformen und Analysis auf Untermannigfaltigkeiten des Rn ein. Teile des Buches können auch sehr gut für Vorlesungen in Differentialgeometrie oder Mathematischer Physik verwendet werden. Der Text enthält viele ausführliche Beispiele mit vollständigem Lösungsweg, die zur Übung hilfreich sind. Zahlreiche Abbildungen veranschaulichen den Text. Am Ende jedes Kapitels befinden sich weitere Übungsaufgaben. In der ersten Auflage erschien das Buch unter dem Titel "Globale Analysis". Der Text wurde an vielen Stellen überarbeitet. Fast alle Bilder wurden neu erstellt. Inhaltliche Ergänzungen wurden u. a. in der Differentialgeometrie sowie der Elektrodynamik vorgenommen.


Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486800221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1099

View: 6203


Das Standard-Lehrbuch in diesem Bereich. Beginnend mit einer klaren und ausführlichen Darstellung des mikroökonomischen Theorie werden die verschiedenen für die Industrieökonomik relevanten Themenbereiche erarbeitet. Dabei nimmt auch die Darstellung von Markt-Unvollkommenheiten einen breiten Raum ein. Viele der Theorien werden mit Hilfe der Spieltheorie erläutert.

Ad Hoc Networks Telecommunications and Game Theory

Author: Malek Benslama,Mohamed Lamine Boucenna,Hadj Batatia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111908900X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

View: 557


Random SALOHA and CSMA protocols that are used to access MAC in ad hoc networks are very small compared to the multiple and spontaneous use of the transmission channel. So they have low immunity to the problems of packet collisions. Indeed, the transmission time is the critical factor in the operation of such networks. The simulations demonstrate the positive impact of erasure codes on the throughput of the transmission in ad hoc networks. However, the network still suffers from the intermittency and volatility of its efficiency throughout its operation, and it switches quickly to the saturation zone. In this context, game theory has demonstrated his ability to lead the network to a more efficient equilibrium. This, we were led to propose our model code set that formalizes the behavior of nodes during transmission within SALOHA networks and CSMA respectively.

Game Theory

A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy Third Edition

Author: Roger A McCain

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814578894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 600

View: 4860


The objective of the third edition of Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy is to introduce the ideas of game theory in a way that is approachable, intuitive, and interdisciplinary. Relying on the Karplus Learning Cycle, the book is intended to teach by example. Noncooperative equilibrium concepts such as Nash equilibrium play the central role. In this third edition, increased stress is placed on the concept of rationalizable strategies, which has proven in teaching practice to assist students in making the bridge from intuitive to more formal concepts of noncooperative equilibrium. The Instructor Manual and PowerPoint Slides for the book are available upon request for all instructors who adopt this book as a course text. Please send your request to [email protected]