Political Game Theory

An Introduction

Author: Nolan McCarty,Adam Meirowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461818

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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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.
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Game Theory and Political Theory

An Introduction

Author: Peter C. Ordeshook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315937

Category: History

Page: 511

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This book integrates political theory and mathematical models of political and economic processes.
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Strategy and Politics

An Introduction to Game Theory

Author: Emerson Niou,Peter C. Ordeshook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317563123

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory is designed to introduce students with no background in formal theory to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible text covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the reader constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this method. Examining the very phenomena that power political machineries—elections, legislative and committee processes, and international conflict, the book attempts to answer fundamental questions about their nature and function in a clear, accessible manner. Included at the end of each chapter is a set of exercises designed to allow students to practice the construction and analysis of political models. Although the text assumes only an elementary-level training in algebra, students who complete a course around this text will be equipped to read nearly all of the professional literature that makes use of game theoretic analysis.
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Game Theory

An Introduction

Author: Steven Tadelis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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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
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Spieltheorie

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185902

Category:

Page: 272

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Game Theory

An Introduction

Author: E. N. Barron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118216938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 555

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This text confirms the role of mathematics in making logical and advantageous decisions and uses modern software applications to create, analyse, and implement effective decision-making models
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An Introduction to Game Theory

Author: Martin J. Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195322484

Category: Mathematics

Page: 533

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This text emphasizes the ideas behind modern game theory rather than their mathematical expression, but defines all concepts precisely. It covers strategic, extensive and coalitional games and includes the topics of repeated games, bargaining theory and evolutionary equilibrium.
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Games and Politics

A Primer

Author: Emerson Niou,Peter C. Ordeshook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113663701X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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A Positive Political Theory Primer is designed to introduce students to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible text covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the reader constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this method. Examining the very phenomena that power political machineries—elections, legislative and committee processes, and international conflict, the book attempts to answer fundamental questions about their nature and function in a clear, accessible manner. Included at the end of each chapter is a set of exercises designed to allow students to practice the construction and analysis of political models. Although the text assumes only an elementary-level training in algebra, students who complete a course around this text will be equipped to read nearly all of the professional literature that makes use of game theoretic analysis. Each chapter also contains suggestions for further reading for those students who wish to broaden their learning and expertise.
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Game Theory in Action

An Introduction to Classical and Evolutionary Models

Author: Stephen Schecter,Herbert Gintis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Game Theory in Action is a textbook about using game theory across a range of real-life scenarios. From traffic accidents to the sex lives of lizards, Stephen Schecter and Herbert Gintis show students how game theory can be applied in diverse areas including animal behavior, political science, and economics. The book's examples and problems look at such fascinating topics as crime-control strategies, climate-change negotiations, and the power of the Oracle at Delphi. The text includes a substantial treatment of evolutionary game theory, where strategies are not chosen through rational analysis, but emerge by virtue of being successful. This is the side of game theory that is most relevant to biology; it also helps to explain how human societies evolve. Aimed at students who have studied basic calculus and some differential equations, Game Theory in Action is the perfect way to learn the concepts and practical tools of game theory. Aimed at students who have studied calculus and some differential equations Examples are drawn from diverse scenarios, ranging from traffic accidents to the sex lives of lizards A substantial treatment of evolutionary game theory Useful problem sets at the end of each chapter
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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

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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.
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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579580

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an election are playing a political game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Even when the players have not thought everything out in advance, game theory often works for the same reason that mindless animals sometimes end up behaving very cleverly: evolutionary forces eliminate irrational play because it is unfit. Game theory has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. This Very Short Introduction introduces the fascinating world of game theory, showing how it can be understood without mathematical equations, and revealing that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Methoden der vergleichenden Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft

Neue Entwicklungen und Anwendungen

Author: Susanne Pickel,Gert Pickel,Hans-Joachim Lauth,Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531918265

Category: Political Science

Page: 551

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Im Bereich der Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahren vielfältige Entwicklungen ergeben, die bislang aber eher selektiv und voneinander getrennt vorgestellt wurden. Dabei fehlt es insbesondere an Publikationen, die sich an fortgeschrittenen Interessenten des Bereichs wenden und anwendungsorientierte Leitlinien für spezifische Analysetypen geben. Diese Hilfestellungen sind in der Regel in übergreifenden Einführungen, von wenigen Autoren nicht zu leisten. Dieser Band gibt eine erschöpfende Breite an derzeit verfügbaren methodischen Zugängen zur vergleichenden Sozialwissenschaft, die durch die einschlägigen Autoren der jeweiligen Gebiete fachgerecht und anwendungsorientiert gestaltet wurden.
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Game Theory and Strategy

Author: Philip D. Straffin

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856376

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

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This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines. The applications are treated in considerable depth. The book assumes only high school algebra, yet gently builds to mathematical thinking of some sophistication. Game Theory and Strategy might serve as an introduction to both axiomatic mathematical thinking and the fundamental process of mathematical modelling. It gives insight into both the nature of pure mathematics, and the way in which mathematics can be applied to real problems.
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Vom kriege

Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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A Political Theory Primer

Author: Peter C. Ordeshook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 2776

A Positive Political Theory Primer is designed to introduce students to the application of game theory to modeling political processes.
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Spieltheorie für Einsteiger

strategisches Know-how für Gewinner

Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Barry J. Nalebuff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791012391

Category:

Page: 371

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Games and Information

An Introduction to Game Theory

Author: Eric Rasmusen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405136669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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Written in a crisp and approachable style, Games and Information uses simple modeling techniques and straightforward explanations to provide students with an understanding of game theory and information economics. Written for introductory courses seeking a little rigor. The 4th edition brings the material fully up-to-date and includes new end-of-chapter problems and classroom projects, as well as a math appendix. Accompanied by a comprehensive website featuring solutions to problems and teaching notes.
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Games, Information, and Politics

Applying Game Theoretic Models to Political Science

Author: Scott Gates,Brian D. Humes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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Explains how game theory can be used to explain political phenomena
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Strategy

An Introduction to Game Theory

Author: Joel Watson

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393929348

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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Strategy, Second Edition, is a thorough revision and update of one of the most successful Game Theory texts available. Known for its accurate and simple-yet-thorough presentation, Joel Watson has refined his text to make it even more student friendly. New features of Strategy, Second Edition, include: Chapter on General Assumptions and Methodology - This added chapter provides an overview of how mathematical models can be used to predict how people will behave in strategic situations. Guided Exercises - Game theory is best mastered by problem solving, and Strategy, Second Edition, has numerous end-of-chapter exercises. A "guided exercise" has been added to each chapter to help students understand how to approach and work through problems. Topics for Political Economists and Political Scientists - The Second Edition includes new sections on the median voter theorem and candidates' equilibrium policy locations, strategic voting, multilateral bargaining in legislatures over proposals and amendments to new laws, and information aggregation and jury deliberations. More on Contracting and Contract Enforcement - A wide range of interesting strategic behaviour relates to the formation and enforcement of contracts, and Strategy, Second Edition, includes expanded coverage of the hold-up problem, unverifiable investments, up-front contracting, and option contracts. Joel Watson is professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego. He received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Watson's work has been published in a variety of leading journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior.
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Game Theory

A Nontechnical Introduction

Author: Morton D. Davis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486296722

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

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This fascinating, newly revised edition offers an overview of game theory, plus lucid coverage of two-person zero-sum game with equilibrium points; general, two-person zero-sum game; utility theory; and other topics.
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