Game Theory

Author: Steve Tadelis
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691129088
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This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the principal ideas and applications of game theory, in a style that combines rigor with accessibility. Steven Tadelis begins with a concise description of rational decision making, and goes on to discuss strategic and extensive form games with complete information, Bayesian games, and extensive form games with imperfect information. He covers a host of topics, including multistage and repeated games, bargaining theory, auctions, rent-seeking games, mechanism design, signaling games, reputation building, and information transmission games. Unlike other books on game theory, this one begins with the idea of rationality and explores its implications for multiperson decision problems through concepts like dominated strategies and rationalizability. Only then does it present the subject of Nash equilibrium and its derivatives. Game Theory is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Throughout, concepts and methods are explained using real-world examples backed by precise analytic material. The book features many important applications to economics and political science, as well as numerous exercises that focus on how to formalize informal situations and then analyze them. Introduces the core ideas and applications of game theory Covers static and dynamic games, with complete and incomplete information Features a variety of examples, applications, and exercises Topics include repeated games, bargaining, auctions, signaling, reputation, and information transmission Ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students Complete solutions available to teachers and selected solutions available to students

Game Theory

Author: E. N. Barron
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118030656
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A fundamental introduction to modern game theory from amathematical viewpoint Game theory arises in almost every fact of human and inhumaninteraction since oftentimes during these communications objectivesare opposed or cooperation is viewed as an option. From economicsand finance to biology and computer science, researchers andpractitioners are often put in complex decision-making scenarios,whether they are interacting with each other or working withevolving technology and artificial intelligence. Acknowledging therole of mathematics in making logical and advantageous decisions,Game Theory: An Introduction uses modern software applications tocreate, analyze, and implement effective decision-makingmodels. While most books on modern game theory are either too abstractor too applied, this book provides a balanced treatment of thesubject that is both conceptual and hands-on. Game Theoryintroduces readers to the basic theories behind games and presentsreal-world examples from various fields of study such as economics,political science, military science, finance, biological science aswell as general game playing. A unique feature of this book is theuse of Maple to find the values and strategies of games, and inaddition, it aids in the implementation of algorithms for thesolution or visualization of game concepts. Maple is also utilizedto facilitate a visual learning environment of game theory and actsas the primary tool for the calculation of complex non-cooperativeand cooperative games. Important game theory topics are presented within the followingfive main areas of coverage: Two-person zero sum matrix games Nonzero sum games and the reduction to nonlinear programming Cooperative games, including discussion of both the Nucleolusconcept and the Shapley value Bargaining, including threat strategies Evolutionary stable strategies and population games Although some mathematical competence is assumed, appendices areprovided to act as a refresher of the basic concepts of linearalgebra, probability, and statistics. Exercises are included at theend of each section along with algorithms for the solution of thegames to help readers master the presented information. Also,explicit Maple and Mathematica® commands are included in thebook and are available as worksheets via the book's related Website. The use of this software allows readers to solve many moreadvanced and interesting games without spending time on the theoryof linear and nonlinear programming or performing other complexcalculations. With extensive examples illustrating game theory's wide range ofrelevance, this classroom-tested book is ideal for game theorycourses in mathematics, engineering, operations research, computerscience, and economics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is alsoan ideal companion for anyone who is interested in the applicationsof game theory.

Game Theory And Political Theory

Author: Peter C. Ordeshook
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315937
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This book integrates political theory and mathematical models of political and economic processes.

Decision Making Using Game Theory

Author: Anthony Kelly
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139438131
Size: 11,18 MB
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Game theory is a key element in most decision-making processes involving two or more people or organisations. This book explains how game theory can predict the outcome of complex decision-making processes, and how it can help you to improve your own negotiation and decision-making skills. It is grounded in well-established theory, yet the wide-ranging international examples used to illustrate its application offer a fresh approach to an essential weapon in the armoury of the informed manager. The book is accessibly written, explaining in simple terms the underlying mathematics behind games of skill, before moving on to more sophisticated topics such as zero-sum games, mixed-motive games, and multi-person games, coalitions and power. Clear examples and helpful diagrams are used throughout, and the mathematics is kept to a minimum. It is written for managers, students and decision makers in any field.

Political Game Theory

Author: Nolan McCarty
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461818
Size: 15,93 MB
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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.

The Joy Of Game Theory

Author: Presh Talwalkar
Editor:
ISBN: 9781500497446
Size: 19,20 MB
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This book is a selection of the best articles from Game Theory Tuesdays, a column from the blog Mind Your Decisions. Articles from Game Theory Tuesdays have been referenced in The Freakonomics Blog, Yahoo Finance, and CNN.com.Game theory is the study of interactive decision making--that is, in situations where each person's action affects the outcome for the whole group. Game theory is a beautiful subject and this book will teach you how to understand the theory and practically implement solutions through a series of stories and the aid of over 30 illustrations.This book has two primary objectives.(1) To help you recognize strategic games, like the Prisoner's Dilemma, Bertrand Duopoly, Hotelling's Game, the Game of Chicken, and Mutually Assured Destruction.(2) To show you how to make better decisions and change the game, a powerful concept that can transform no-win situations into mutually beneficial outcomes. You'll learn how to negotiate better by making your threats credible, sometimes limiting options or burning bridges, and thinking about new ways to create better outcomes.As these goals indicate, game theory is about more than board games and gambling. It all seems so simple, and yet that definition belies the complexity of game theory. While it may only take seconds to get a sense of game theory, it takes a lifetime to appreciate and master it. This book will get you started.

Noncooperative Game Theory

Author: João P. Hespanha
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885442
Size: 16,92 MB
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Noncooperative Game Theory is aimed at students interested in using game theory as a design methodology for solving problems in engineering and computer science. João Hespanha shows that such design challenges can be analyzed through game theoretical perspectives that help to pinpoint each problem's essence: Who are the players? What are their goals? Will the solution to "the game" solve the original design problem? Using the fundamentals of game theory, Hespanha explores these issues and more. The use of game theory in technology design is a recent development arising from the intrinsic limitations of classical optimization-based designs. In optimization, one attempts to find values for parameters that minimize suitably defined criteria—such as monetary cost, energy consumption, or heat generated. However, in most engineering applications, there is always some uncertainty as to how the selected parameters will affect the final objective. Through a sequential and easy-to-understand discussion, Hespanha examines how to make sure that the selection leads to acceptable performance, even in the presence of uncertainty—the unforgiving variable that can wreck engineering designs. Hespanha looks at such standard topics as zero-sum, non-zero-sum, and dynamics games and includes a MATLAB guide to coding. Noncooperative Game Theory offers students a fresh way of approaching engineering and computer science applications. An introduction to game theory applications for students of engineering and computer science Materials presented sequentially and in an easy-to-understand fashion Topics explore zero-sum, non-zero-sum, and dynamics games MATLAB commands are included

Solutions Manual To Accompany Game Theory

Author: E. N. Barron
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118274288
Size: 10,67 MB
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This book provides detailed solutions and explanations to the problems presented in Game Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition. It is a trusted guide and an excellent resource for professors of mathematics and economics and researchers in economics, finance, engineering, operations research, statistics, and computer science.

An Introduction To Applicable Game Theory

Author: Robert Gibbons
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Introducing Game Theory And Its Applications

Author: Elliott Mendelson
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584883005
Size: 11,23 MB
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The mathematical study of games is an intriguing endeavor with implications and applications that reach far beyond tic-tac-toe, chess, and poker to economics, business, and even biology and politics. Most texts on the subject, however, are written at the graduate level for those with strong mathematics, economics, or business backgrounds. In a clear and refreshing departure from this trend, Introducing Game Theory and its Applications presents an easy-to-read introduction to the basic ideas and techniques of game theory. After a brief introduction, the author begins with a chapter devoted to combinatorial games--a topic neglected or treated minimally in most other texts. The focus then shifts to two-person zero-sum games and their solution. Here the author presents the simplex method, based on linear programming, for solving these games and develops within his presentation the required background in linear programming. The final chapter presents some of the fundamental ideas and tools of non-zero-sum games and games with more than two players, including an introduction to cooperative game theory. This book will not only satisfy the curiosity of those whose interest in the subject was piqued by the 1994 Nobel Prize awarded to Harsanyi, Nash, and Selten. It also prepares its readers for more advanced study of game theory's applications in economics, business, and the physical, biological, and social sciences.