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Game theory : a very short introduction Ken Binmore

By: Binmore, Ken.
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2007Description: 184 pages.ISBN: 9780199218462.DDC classification: 519.3 Summary: Summary Games are played everywhere: from economics to evolutionary biology, and from social interactions to online auctions. This title shows how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes. From the Publisher: Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject-including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind-this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. Contents The name of the game Chance Time Conventions Reciprocity Information Auctions Evolutionary biology Bargaining and coalitions Puzzles and paradoxes. List of illustrations 1: Name of the game 2: Chance 3: Time 4: Conventions 5: Reciprocity 6: Information 7: Auctions 8: Evolutionary biology 9: Bargaining and coalitions 10: Puzzles and paradoxes References and further reading Index.
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Summary
Games are played everywhere: from economics to evolutionary biology, and from social interactions to online auctions. This title shows how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes.
From the Publisher: Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject-including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind-this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.
Contents
The name of the game
Chance
Time
Conventions
Reciprocity
Information
Auctions
Evolutionary biology
Bargaining and coalitions
Puzzles and paradoxes.
List of illustrations
1: Name of the game
2: Chance
3: Time
4: Conventions
5: Reciprocity
6: Information
7: Auctions
8: Evolutionary biology
9: Bargaining and coalitions
10: Puzzles and paradoxes
References and further reading
Index.

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