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Game Theory in the Social Sciences

A Reader-friendly Guide

By Luca Lambertini

Routledge – 2012 – 208 pages

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    March 29th 2011
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Description

Individuals, firms, governments and nations behave strategically, for good and bad. Over the last few decades, game theory has been constructed and progressively refined to become the major tool used by social scientists to understand, predict and regulate strategic interaction among agents who often have conflicting interests. In the surprisingly anodyne jargon of the theory, they ‘play games’. This book offers an introduction to the basic tools of game theory and an overview of a number of applications to real-world cases, covering the areas of economics, politics and international relations. Each chapter is accompanied by some suggestions about further reading.

Contents

1. The Origins; a bit of History 2. What is a Game? 3. Solving a Game 4. Understanding Economics 5. Repeated Games and Collusive Behaviour 6. Uniderstanding Politics 7. Wargames 8. Trade, Security and Hegemony 9. The Role of Information 10. Cooperation and Bargaining

Author Bio

Luca Lambertini is Professor of Economics and Vice Dean in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Name: Game Theory in the Social Sciences: A Reader-friendly Guide (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Luca Lambertini. Individuals, firms, governments and nations behave strategically, for good and bad. Over the last few decades, game theory has been constructed and progressively refined to become the major tool used by social scientists to understand, predict and...
Categories: Game Theory Economics, Economic Theory & Philosophy, Strategic Management, Political Theory, Microeconomics, International Relations