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Games and Decision Making

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ISBN-10: 019530022X

ISBN-13: 9780195300222

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Charalambos D. Aliprantis, Subir K. Chakrabarti

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List price: $214.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 9.29" wide x 7.60" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

The late Charalambos D. Aliprantis was Professor at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Subir K. Chakrabarti is Professor in the Department of Economics at Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has published over twenty publications with papers in professional journals including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics.

The optimization problem
First- and second-order conditions
Optimizing using the Lagrange method
Uncertainty and chance
Decision making under uncertainty
Decisions and Games
Two-person matrix games
Strategic games
Dominant and dominated strategies
Solving matrix games with mixed strategies
Examples of two-person games
Best responses and Nash equilibria
Games with incomplete information
Sequential Decisions
Graphs and trees
Single-person sequential decisions
Uncertainty and single-person decisions
Sequential Games
The structure of sequential games
Equilibria in sequential games
Applications of sequential games
Solving sequential games with behavior strategies
Auctions with complete information
English auctions
Individual private-value auctions
Common-value auctions
Revenue equivalence
The Nash solution
Monotonicity in bargaining
The core of a bargaining game
An allocation rule: the Shapley value
Two-person sequential bargaining
Repeated Games
The structure and equilibria of repeated games
Subgame perfection in finite-horizon repeated games
Infinite-horizon repeated games
The Folk theorem and subgame perfect equilibrium
Applications of repeated and sequential games
Sequential Rationality
The market for lemons
Beliefs and strategies
Consistency of beliefs
Expected payoff
Sequential equilibrium
Perfect Bayesian equilibrium
Signaling games
Existence of Equilibria
Some Mathematical Preliminaries
Zero-sum games
Existence of equilibrium in strategic form games
Existence of equilibrium in sequential games
Existence of sequential equilibrium