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1. Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction by Morton D. Davis | |
Paperback: 272
Pages
(1997-07-01)
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Hit and miss
Hubby is learning lots
Optimax solution (for me)
great
Good Entry point.Well Written. |
2. Game Theory for Applied Economists by Robert Gibbons | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(1992-07-13)
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sweet
one of good books to start game theory
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Never Buy from This Seller
A concise primer for undergrads |
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life by Len Fisher | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(2008-11-04)
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Editorial Review Product Description Praised by Entertainment Weekly as the man who put the fizz into physics,” Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and the intricacies of quantum mechanics, Fisher sheds light on the problem of global cooperation. The outcomes are sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, but always revealing. A witty romp through a serious science, Rock, Paper, Scissors will both teach and delight anyone interested in what it what it takes to get people to work together. Customer Reviews (24)
Bet you don't know you use it every day.
Very good, with practical applications
Boring, not applicable, and written by a 3rd grader
Game theory should not be in the title
If you know even the slightest bit about game theory, don't bother |
4. Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict by Roger B. Myerson | |
Paperback: 600
Pages
(1997-09-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description Eminently suited to classroom use as well as individual study, Roger Myerson's introductory text provides a clear and thorough examination of the models, solution concepts, results, and methodological principles of noncooperative and cooperative game theory. Myerson introduces, clarifies, and synthesizes the extraordinary advances made in the subject over the past fifteen years, presents an overview of decision theory, and comprehensively reviews the development of the fundamental models: games in extensive form and strategic form, and Bayesian games with incomplete information. Game Theory will be useful for students at the graduate level in economics, political science, operations research, and applied mathematics. Everyone who uses game theory in research will find this book essential. Customer Reviews (13)
Competent textbook
Good Stuff
The bayesan applications of game theory
Great Book
Great Textbook On Game Theory |
5. Game Theory by Drew Fudenberg, Jean Tirole | |
Hardcover: 603
Pages
(1991-08-29)
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Editorial Review Product Description This text introduces the principles of noncooperative game theory --including strategic form games, Nash equilibria, extensive-form games,subgame perfection, repeated games, and games of incomplete information-- in a direct and uncomplicated style that will acquaint students withthe broad spectrum of the field while highlighting and explaining whatthey need to know at any given point. The analytic material isaccompanied by many applications, examples, and exercises. Although gametheory has been applied to many fields, Fudenberg and Tirole focus onthe kinds of game theory that have been most useful in the study ofeconomic problems. They also include some applications to politicalscience. Game Theory can be used for a first or second course. Itpresents subgame perfection and Bayesian games with a minimum of detailwith technical subtleties included in the advanced sections and usesmarkers to indicate the suitability of various sections to differentaudiences. The book is divided into five parts: static games of completeinformation, dynamic games of complete information, static games ofincomplete information, dynamic games of incomplete information, andadvanced topics. Customer Reviews (9)
Outstanding reference and textbook in Game Theory
Classic Book
An Essential Book
An Essential Book
Good book |
6. A Course in Game Theory by Martin J. Osborne, Ariel Rubinstein | |
Paperback: 368
Pages
(1994-07-12)
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Editorial Review Product Description A Course in Game Theory presents the main ideas of game theory at alevel suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates,emphasizing the theory's foundations and interpretations of its basicconcepts. The authors provide precise definitions and full proofs ofresults, sacrificing generalities and limiting the scope of the materialin order to do so. The text is organized in four parts: strategic games,extensive games with perfect information, extensive games with imperfectinformation, and coalitional games. It includes over 100 exercises. Moreabout this book Customer Reviews (15)
A course in game theory
Repeated games and bargaining.
Not as good as Osborne's solo effort
Introductory course, but tough
Review for Game Theory book. |
7. Game Theory Evolving: A Problem-Centered Introduction to Modeling Strategic Interaction (Second Edition) by Herbert Gintis | |
Paperback: 408
Pages
(2009-01-26)
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The evolution theory is important for the game theory.
The Bayesian probability -expected utility-Benthamite Utilitarian approach is fundamentally flawed
Lecture notes
Book on Game Theory Evolving by H. Gintis
Lots of errors, this book stinks |
8. A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster | |
Paperback: 256
Pages
(2004-11-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description A Theory of Fun for Game Design features a novel way of showing interactive designers how to improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun.This book will truly inspire and challenge game designers, as well as artists and designers from all segments of the industry.The unique format of A Theory of Fun, with engaging text and thought-provoking illustrations, will ensure that this book becomes a classic text for designers.Already endorsed by major players in the gaming world – such as BoingBoing, Noah Falstein, and Henry Jenkins of MIT – A Theory of Fun covers such essential topics as: • Why some games are fun and others boring• Why making a game too hard—or too easy—is a mistake• Why games have to balance deprivation and overload, order and chaos, silence and noise• The difference between designing content and creating an experience• Why both adults and children like to play games• How playing a game and learning are connected• The ethics of entertainment Customer Reviews (46)
Without compare
It's perfecting skills.
A Theory of Obvious
Inspiring and Cleverly Entertaining
Thought provoking |
9. Game Theory at Work: How to Use Game Theory to Outthink and Outmaneuver Your Competition by James Miller | |
Hardcover: 288
Pages
(2003-03-13)
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Editorial Review Product Description Game theory has become entrenched in today's business world. It has also often required oppressive and incomprehensible mathematics. Game Theory at Work steers around math and pedagogy to make this innovative tool accessible to a larger audience and allow all levels of business to use it to both improve decision-making skills and eliminate potentially lethal uncertainty. This proven tool requires everyone in an organization to look at the competition, guage his or her own responses to their actions, and then establish an appropriate strategy. Game Theory at Work will help business leaders at all levels improve their overall performance in:
Customer Reviews (17)
Interesting Review
Easy to understand intro to game theory in the real world
A Complete Load of C$%P
Useful but there's a question of ethics
As simple as it gets... |
10. Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Ken Binmore | |
Paperback: 144
Pages
(2007-11-02)
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an all right book
Inconsistent and frustrating, but I think I emerged a bit wiser
Not A Very Good Introduction
Excellent qualitative survey of game theory
Horrible Introduction |
11. Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory, 2nd Edition by Joel Watson | |
Hardcover: 432
Pages
(2007-10-16)
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Great, easy to read
Excellent
Witty and clear
Review: Strategy
good book, great professor |
12. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Commemorative Edition) (Princeton Classic Editions) by John von Neumann, Oskar Morgenstern | |
Paperback: 776
Pages
(2007-03-19)
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Like reading murky Elizabethan prose for this generation of game theorists
very fast shipping, great transaction
revolutionary
Please, the genius speak!
Thorough, Maybe Too Thorough |
13. Game Theory and the Law by Douglas Baird, Robert Gertner, Randal Picker | |
Paperback: 344
Pages
(1998-09-01)
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Great analysis of common strategic behavior problems
Unique
A pathbreaking work of importance and clarity |
14. Game Theory and Strategy (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks) by Philip D. Straffin | |
Paperback: 244
Pages
(1996-09-05)
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Insufficient
Author deserves credit
The best introduction to game theory ever written
Perfect First Simple Game Theory for Ordinary People
An Excellent Small Book on Game Theory A good spread of topics and examples too! ... Read more |
15. Game Theory and Economic Modelling (Clarendon Lectures in Economics) by David M. Kreps | |
Paperback: 208
Pages
(1990-12-06)
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A Very Nice Introduction to the Topic
Good Background
A lecture, not a book A good read after a theoretical textbook. It allows you to stop, turn around and ask yourself a few fundamental questions.
Game theory |
16. The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avinash K. Dixit, Barry J. Nalebuff | |
Paperback: 512
Pages
(2010-01-04)
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Entertaining
Good book but not exactly a page turner
Great!
The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
Brilliant |
17. Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals by Nathan Bennett, Stephen A. Miles | |
Hardcover: 272
Pages
(2010-03-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description We compete for jobs and, the more desirable the job, the tougher the competition.Most people readily understand this.But, Nathan Bennett and Stephen A. Miles suggest that fewer people recognize how the pursuit of an open job can be framed as one "move" in a multifaceted game called "a career."The authors contend that individuals who quickly recognize the career game for what it is—a fascinating, complex, nuanced, real-life, multiplayer maze, played in real time—can develop into better players and, consequently, will have a better chance of successfully competing for the sort of positions that will help them to realize their goals. Bennett and Miles demonstrate how game theory can help readers to understand and proactively take charge of their career strategy.They first show how game theory can teach readers to manage the interdependencies and interconnectedness among coworkers, managers, and others in a manner that supports personal career efforts.Second, they show how readers can become better players.The key to learning how to play the career game is "career agility"—in short, agile individuals are better game players.So, the book's suggestions for how to become more nimble are essential! In addition, the book includes conversations with a wide range of successful professionals such as Ursula Burns (Xerox), Stephen Elop (Microsoft), Marius Kloppers (BHP Billiton), Ken Frazier (Merck), and Liz McCartney (The St. Bernard Project), and discusses how their career moves demonstrate elements of a game theory approach to career management.This is a must-read strategic guide for anyone who seeks to advance their career and navigate today's job market. Customer Reviews (7)
Insightful Analysis
A fine career management survey
Career Management
Create your professional roadmap
Finally - realistic advice for your career! |
18. The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences by Herbert Gintis | |
Hardcover: 304
Pages
(2009-03-16)
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Great ideas for unification, that may fail to unify.
The easy way for the game theory
Easy to read yet containing more content than most books |
19. Moral Calculations : Game Theory, Logic and Human Frailty by Laszlo Mero | |
Hardcover: 276
Pages
(1998-07-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description If you can get a single one-cent bid, chances are the auction will goto fifty cents. If someone bids fifty-one cents, bidding will almostcertainly reach a dollar. If it goes to one dollar and one cent, thesky's the limit. No one wants to be the second-highestbidder. Afterwards the bidders say they spent so much because theiropponent "went crazy," which is a little like saying "thefight started when he hit me back." Everyone has gotten into situations that resembled the dollarauction--where they devoted way too much effort to something notworth the commitment, because the cost of giving up was worse. Why do we act this way? How can we recognize these traps before we'rein too deep? Is there such a thing as rational behavior, and if so,how do we use it to our advantage? Hungarian mathematician Laszlo Mero introduces us to the basics ofJohn von Neumann's game theory and shows how it illuminates suchaspects of human psychology as altruism, competition, andpolitics. Mero covers such concepts as zero-sum games; Prisoner'sDilemma; the game of Chicken (played with cars in Rebel Without ACause), where logic proves that the rational strategy is to beirrational; how to be kind to your lover through game theory; and whenthe Golden Rule works and when it leads to disaster. Mero shows how game theory is applicable to fields ranging fromphysics to evolutionary biology, and explores the role of rationalthinking in the context of real-life situations ranging from doorwayetiquette to the nuclear arms race. He also explains how moraldilemmas arise; how to act rationally and ethically when they do; andhow the intersection of rationality and irrationality inevitablybecomes what we call "wisdom." This fascinating, urbane bookshows us how we can better understand ethical behavior. Customer Reviews (10)
Human (ir)rationality
Covers Such Concepts As Zerosum Games;...
Must Read for anyone interested in math or physics or biology or psychology or economics or mysticism
Great introduction to game theory
Interesting book I. Introduces some concepts from game theory, psychology I found the first two parts both helpful and easy to read. They weren't technical at all, there isn't a single formula in the book. However, the last part is very hard to read and understand. I had to re-read some sentences several times and am not sure if I followed the author correctly. Overall, I would suggest reading the book - it won't take much time and you can learn such concepts as evolutionary stable strategies, mixed strategies. Also, presentation of some concepts from physics and economics is interesting. ... Read more |
20. An Introductory Course on Mathematical Game Theory (Graduate Studies in Mathematics) by Julio Gonzalez-Diaz, Ignacio Garcia-Jurado, M. Gloria Fiestras-Janeiro | |
Hardcover: 324
Pages
(2010-06-24)
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