Game Theory and Strategy

ISBN-10: 0883856379

ISBN-13: 9780883856376

Edition: 1996

Authors: Philip D. Straffin

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List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Two-Person Zero-Sum Games
The nature of games
Matrix games: dominance and saddle points
Matrix games: mixed strategies
Application to anthropology: Jamaican fishing
Application to warfare: guerillas, police, and missiles
Application to philosophy: Newcomb's problem and free will
Game trees
Application to business: competitive decision making
Utility theory
Games against nature
Two-Person Non-Zero-Sum Games
Nash equilibria and non-cooperative solutions
The prisoner's dilemma
Application to social psychology: trust, suspicion, and the F-Scale
Strategic moves
Application to biology: evolutionarily stable strategies
The Nash arbitration scheme and cooperative solutions
Application to business: management-labor arbitration
Application to economics: the duopoly problem
N-Person Games
An introduction to N-Person games
Applications to politics: strategic voting
N-Person prisoner's dilemma
Application to athletics: prisoner's dilemma and the football draft
Imputations, domination, and stable set
Application to anthropology: pathan organization
The core
The shapley value
Application to politics: the Shapley-Shubik power Index
Application to politics: the Banzhaf Index and the Canadian constitution
Bargaining sets
Application to politics: parliamentary coalitions
The nucleolus and the Gately point
Application to economics: cost allocations in India
The value of game theory
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