Games and Decision Making
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DescriptionGames and Decision Making, Second Edition, is a unique blend of decision theory and game theory. From classical optimization to modern game theory, authors Charalambos D. Aliprantis and Subir K. Chakrabarti show the importance of mathematical knowledge in understanding and analyzing issues in decision making. Through an imaginative selection of topics, Aliprantis and Chakrabarti treat decision and game theory as part of one body of knowledge. They move from problems involving the individual decision-maker to progressively more complex problems such as sequential rationality, auctions, and bargaining. By building each chapter on material presented earlier, the authors offer a self-contained and comprehensive treatment of these topics.
Successfully class-tested in an advanced undergraduate course at the Krannert School of Management and in a graduate course in economics at Indiana University, Games and Decision Making, Second Edition, is an essential text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of decision theory and game theory. The book is accessible to students who have a good basic understanding of elementary calculus and probability theory.
New to this Edition
* Chapter 2 includes new sections on two-person games, best-response strategies, mixed strategies, and incomplete information
* Chapter 4 has been expanded to provide new material on behavior strategies and applications
* The chapter on auctions (5) includes a new section on revenue equivalence
* Offers two new chapters, on repeated games (7) and existence results (9)
* New applications have been added to all the chapters
About the Author(s)
The late Charalambos D. Aliprantis was distinguished Professor at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. During a career that spanned almost forty years, he published more than one hundred articles in the major journals in economic theory and mathematics and authored half a dozen books on economic theory and mathematics.
Subir K. Chakrabarti is Professor in the Department of Economics at Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has written more than twenty publications, with articles in journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, International Economic Review, and Journal of Public Economics.