Popular Books on Game Theory

Popular Books on Game Theory

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Title: Game Theory

Author(s): Maschler, Michael
ISBN 13: 9781107005488

Title: The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

“I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment.”—Steven Levitt

Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies—from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history—the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.

Author(s): Avinash K. Dixit
ISBN 13: 9780393337174
Pages: 512
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Title: Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory

The perfect balance of readability and formalism.

Joel Watson has refined his successful text to make it even more student-friendly. A number of sections have been added, and numerous chapters have been substantially revised. Dozens of new exercises have been added, along with solutions to selected exercises. Chapters are short and focused, with just the right amount of mathematical content and end-of-chapter exercises. New passages walk students through tricky topics.

Author(s): Joel Watson
ISBN 13: 9780393918380
Pages: 512

Title: Prisoner's Dilemma

Author(s): William Poundstone
ISBN 13: 9780385415804

Title: Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Commemorative Edition)

Author(s): John von Neumann
ISBN 13: 9780691130613

Title: Game Theory 101

Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook is a no-nonsense, games-centered introduction to strategic form (matrix) and extensive form (game tree) games.
Author(s): William Spaniel
ISBN 13: 9781492728153
Pages: 273

Title: Game Theory

This advanced text introduces the principles of noncooperative game theory -including strategic form games, Nash equilibria, subgame perfection, repeated games, and games of incomplete information - in a direct and uncomplicated style that will acquaint students with the broad spectrum of the field while highlighting and explaining what they need to know at any given point. The analytic material is accompanied by many applications, examples, and exercises.The theory of noncooperative games studies the behavior of agents in any situation where each agent's optimal choice may depend on a forecast of the opponents' choices. "Noncooperative" refers to choices that are based on the participant's perceived selfinterest. Although game theory has been applied to many fields, Fudenberg and Tirole focus on the kinds of game theory that have been most useful in the study of economic problems. They also include some applications to political science. The fourteen chapters are grouped in parts that cover static games of complete information, dynamic games of complete information, static games of incomplete information, dynamic games of incomplete information, and advanced topics.Drew Fudenberg and Jean Tirole are Professors of Economics at MIT.

Author(s): Drew Fudenberg
ISBN 13: 9780262061414
Pages: 608

Title: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life

Praised by Entertainment Weekly as “the man who put the fizz into physics,” Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and the intricacies of quantum mechanics, Fisher sheds light on the problem of global cooperation. The outcomes are sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, but always revealing. A witty romp through a serious science, Rock, Paper, Scissors will both teach and delight anyone interested in what it what it takes to get people to work together.

Author(s): Len Fisher
ISBN 13: 9780465009381
Pages: 265

Title: Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction

Author(s): Morton D. Davis
ISBN 13: 9780486296722

Title: Game Theory: An Introduction

Author(s): Tadelis, Steve
ISBN 13: 9780691129082

Title: Game Theory

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.

Author(s): Ken Binmore
ISBN 13: 9780199218462
Pages: 144

Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory

Gain some insight into the game of life...

Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into:

• The history of the discipline made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind

• The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline

• How important game theory has become in our society and why

Author(s): Rosenthal, Ph. D.
ISBN 13: 9781615640553
Pages: 384


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