Business & Economics

A Course in Game Theory

Author: Martin J. Osborne,Ariel Rubinstein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262650403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6100

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.
Business & Economics

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: 6318

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

Strategies and Games

Theory and Practice

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

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262041693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 9138

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.
Business & Economics

Schelling's Game Theory

How to Make Decisions

Author: Robert Dodge

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199857202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 7401

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.
Business & Economics

Economics and Language

Five Essays

Author: Ariel Rubinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 3227

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

Playing for Real

A Text on Game Theory

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198041146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 4960

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.

Spieltheorie für Einsteiger

strategisches Know-how für Gewinner

Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Barry J. Nalebuff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791012391

Category:

Page: 371

View: 5742

Mathematics

The Game's Afoot!

Game Theory in Myth and Paradox

Author: Alexander Mehlmann

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821821210

Category: Mathematics

Page: 159

View: 7762

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.
Technology & Engineering

Game Theory

Introduction and Applications

Author: Graham Romp

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198775024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 7211

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.

Spieltheorie

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185902

Category:

Page: 272

View: 9631

Business & Economics

Industrieökonomik

Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486800221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1099

View: 3804

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.
Mathematics

An Introductory Course on Mathematical Game Theory

Author: Julio González-Díaz,Ignacio García-Jurado,M. Gloria Fiestras-Janeiro

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821851519

Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

View: 8492

Game theory provides a mathematical setting for analyzing competition and cooperation in interactive situations. The theory has been famously applied in economics, but is relevant in many other sciences, such as political science, biology, and, more recently, computer science. This book presents an introductory and up-to-date course on game theory addressed to mathematicians and economists, and to other scientists having a basic mathematical background. The book is self-contained, providing a formal description of the classic game-theoretic concepts together with rigorous proofs of the main results in the field. The theory is illustrated through abundant examples, applications, and exercises. The style is distinctively concise, while offering motivations and interpretations of the theory to make the book accessible to a wide readership. The basic concepts and results of game theory are given a formal treatment, and the mathematical tools necessary to develop them are carefully presented. Cooperative games are explained in detail, with bargaining and TU-games being treated as part of a general framework. The authors stress the relation between game theory and operations research. The book is suitable for a graduate or an advanced undergraduate course on game theory.
Technology & Engineering

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: 9652

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.
Mathematics

Über Zahlen und Spiele

Author: John H. Conway

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322889971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 205

View: 6724

Business & Economics

Playing for Real, Coursepack Edition

A Text on Game Theory

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199924546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4982

Playing for Real is a problem-based textbook on game theory that has been widely used at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This Coursepack Edition will be particularly useful for teachers new to the subject. It contains only the material necessary for a course of ten, two-hour lectures plus problem classes and comes with a disk of teaching aids including pdf files of the author's own lecture presentations together with two series of weekly exercise sets with answers and two sample final exams with answers. There are at least three questions a game theory book might answer: What is game theory about? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right? Playing for Real is perhaps the only book that attempts to answer all three questions without getting heavily mathematical. Its many problems and examples are an integral part of its approach. Just as athletes take pleasure in training their bodies, there is much satisfaction to be found in training one's mind to think in a way that is simultaneously rational and creative. With all of its puzzles and paradoxes, game theory provides a magnificent mental gymnasium for this purpose. It is the author's hope that exercising on the equipment provided by this Coursepack Edition will bring the reader the same kind of pleasure that it has brought to so many other students.
Technology & Engineering

Gewinnen Strategien für mathematische Spiele

Band 3 Fallstudien

Author: Elwyn R. Berlekamp,John H. Conway,Richard K. Guy

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322831728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 2986

Der dritte Band ,,Fallstudien" bietet eine Fülle von speziellen Beispielen.