Strategy An Introduction to Game Theory

ISBN-10: 0393929345
ISBN-13: 9780393929348
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Joel Watson
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

In this innovative textbook, Joel Watson adopts a refreshing new format for teaching game theory to advanced undergraduates. The book is rigorous and mathematically precise but also extremely careful in its focus on using the simplest possible models and least complicated mathematics necessary. Another innovation of the book is the way in incorporates elements of contemporary contract theory into the exposition, in a format that is highly engaging for students and easily adapted to the standard coverage familiar to teachers.

Joel Watson is Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He received his BA from UCSD and his PhD from Stanford. Watson is one of the top game theorists of his generation, and his work has been published in a variety of leading journals, including The American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior.

Preface
Introduction
Representations and Basic Assumptions
The Extensive Form
Strategies and the Normal Form
Beliefs, Mixed Strategies, and Expected Payoffs
General Assumptions and Methodology
Analyzing Behavior in Static Settings
Dominance and Best Response
Rationalizability and Iterated Dominance
Location and Partnership
Nash Equilibrium
Oligopoly, Tariffs, Crime, and Voting
Mixed-Strategy Nash Equilibrium
Strictly Competitive Games and Security Strategies
Contract, Law, and Enforcement in Static Settings
Analyzing Behavior in Dynamic Settings
Details of the Extensive Form
Backward Induction and Subgame Perfection
Topics in Industrial Organization
Parlor Games
Bargaining Problems
Analysis of Simple Bargaining Games
Games with Joint Decisions; Negotiation Equilibrium
Unverifiable Investment, Hold Up, Options, and Ownership
Repeated Games and Reputation
Collusion, Trade Agreements, and Goodwill
Information
Random Events and Incomplete Information
Risk and Incentives in Contracting
Bayesian Nash Equilibrium and Rationalizability
Lemons, Auctions, and Information Aggregation
Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium
Job-Market Signaling and Reputation
Appendices
Review of Mathematics
The Mathematics of Rationalizability and Existence of Nash Equilibrium
Index

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