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Playing for Real A Text on Game Theory

ISBN-10: 0195300572
ISBN-13: 9780195300574
Edition: 2005
Authors: Ken Binmore
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Description: 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $83.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

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 This replacement for the now out-of-date 1991 textbook retains the entertaining examples, but changes the organization to match how game theory courses are actually taught, making Playing for Real a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.

Getting locked in
Backing up
Taking chances
Accounting for tastes
Planning ahead
Mixing things up
Fighting it out
Keeping your balance
Buying cheap
Selling dear
Repeating yourself
Getting the message
Keeping up to date
Seeking refinement
Knowing what to believe
Getting together
Cutting a deal
Teaming up
Just playing?
Taking charge
Going, going, gone!

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