Game Theory In The Social Sciences: Concepts and Solutions

Paperback | January 30, 1985

byMartin Shubik

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Winner of the 1983 Lanchester Prize of the Operations Research Society of AmericaThis book by a recognized authority on game theory and its applications introduces social scientists in a variety of disciplines to this powerful methodology. The emphasis throughout is on the empirical approach to model building and testing within the context of real-world situations.Martin Shubik, who has made numerous applications of game theory to economics and the social sciences as well as significant contributions to the fundamental development of the subject, is Seymour H. Knox Professor of Mathematical Institutional Economics at Yale University. The second volume of Game Theory in the Social Sciences, A Game Theoretic Approach to Political Economy was published by The MIT Press in 1984.

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The objective of this work is to develop a fruitful application of the mathematical theory of games to the subject matter of general economic theory in particular and to suggest other applications to the behavioral sciences in general.

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Winner of the 1983 Lanchester Prize of the Operations Research Society of AmericaThis book by a recognized authority on game theory and its applications introduces social scientists in a variety of disciplines to this powerful methodology. The emphasis throughout is on the empirical approach to model building and testing within the con...

Martin Shubik is Seymour Knox Professor of Mathematical Institutional Economics (Emeritus) at Yale University's Cowles Foundation and School of Management.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:January 30, 1985Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262690918

ISBN - 13:9780262690911

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The objective of this work is to develop a fruitful application of the mathematical theory of games to the subject matter of general economic theory in particular and to suggest other applications to the behavioral sciences in general.

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Game Theory in the Social Sciences is what the game theory world has been waiting for for the last 25 years. Since the publication of Games and Decisions by Luce and Raiffa in 1957 there has been no book directed specifically at the social scientist that surveys this exciting and dynamic field that underlies so much of today's economic and political theory. Shubik outlines the methods and tools of modern game theory in a way that is comprehensible even to those with very little mathematical training. There are many examples ample discussion of conceptual questions and clear indications of the applications. In short it is bound to become a classic....