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Differential Games: Developments in Modelling and Computation : Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Differential Games and Applications

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Game Equilibrium Models I: Evolution and Game Dynamics

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There are two main approaches towards the phenotypic analysis of frequency dependent natural selection. First, there is the approach of evolutionary game theory, which was introduced in 1973 by John Maynard Smith and George R. Price. In this theory, the dynamical process of natural selection is not modeled explicitly. Instead, the selective forces acting within a population are represented by a fitness function, which is then analysed according to the concept of an evolutionarily stable strategy or ESS. Later on, the static approach of evolutionary game theory has been complemented by a dynamic stability analysis of the replicator equations. Introduced by Peter D. Taylor and Leo B. Jonker in 1978, these equations specify a class of dynamical systems, which provide a simple dynamic description of a selection process. Usually, the investigation of the replicator dynamics centers around a stability analysis of their stationary solutions. Although evolutionary stability and dynamic stability both intend to characterize the long-term outcome of frequency dependent selection, these concepts differ considerably in the 'philosophies' on which they are based. It is therefore not too surprising that they often lead to quite different evolutionary predictions (see, e. g. , Weissing 1983). The present paper intends to illustrate the incongruities between the two approaches towards a phenotypic theory of natural selection. A detailed game theoretical and dynamical analysis is given for a generic class of evolutionary normal form games.


Game Equilibrium Models II: Methods, Morals, and Markets

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The four volumes of Game Equilibrium Models present applications of non-cooperative game theory. Problems of strategic interaction arising in biology, economics, political science and the social sciences in general are treated in 42 papers on a wide variety of subjects. Internationally known authors with backgrounds in various disciplines have contributed original research. The reader finds innovative modelling combined with advanced methods of analysis. The four volumes are the outcome of a research year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Bielefeld. The close interaction of an international interdisciplinary group of researchers has produced an unusual collection of remarkable results of great interest for everybody who wants to be informed on the scope, potential, and future direction of work in applied game theory. Volume II Methods, Morals and Markets contains areas of research which will attract the interest of economists, political scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. The papers deal with the methodology of analysis of games, game theoretic contributions to fundamental ethical questions facing societies and game-theoretic analyses of market environments.


Game Equilibrium Models III: Strategic Bargaining

Game Equilibrium Models III: Strategic Bargaining Lowest new price: $112.69
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The four volumes of Game Equilibrium Models present applications of non-cooperative game theory. Problems of strategic interaction arising in biology, economics, political science and the social sciences in general are treated in 42 papers on a wide variety of subjects. Internationally known authors with backgrounds in various disciplines have contributed original research. The reader finds innovative modelling combined with advanced methods of analysis. The four volumes are the outcome of a research year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Bielefeld. The close interaction of an international interdisciplinary group of researchers has produced an unusual collection of remarkable results of great interest for everybody who wants to be informed on the scope, potential, and future direction of work in applied game theory. Volume III Strategic Bargaining contains ten papers on game equilibrium models of bargaining. All these contributions look at bargaining situations as non-cooperative games. General models of two-person and n-person bargaining are explored.


Game Equilibrium Models IV: Social and Political Interaction

Game Equilibrium Models IV: Social and Political Interaction Lowest new price: $100.13
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The four volumes of Game Equilibrium Models present applications of non-cooperative game theory. Problems of strategic interaction arising in biology, economics, political science and the social sciences in general are treated in 42 papers on a wide variety of subjects. Internationally known authors with backgrounds in various disciplines have contributed original research. The reader finds innovative modelling combined with advanced methods of analysis. The four volumes are the outcome of a research year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Bielefeld. The close interaction of an international interdisciplinary group of researchers has produced an unusual collection of remarkable results of great interest for everybody who wants to be informed on the scope, potential, and future direction of work in applied game theory. Volume IV Social and Political Interaction contains game equilibrium models focussing on social and political interaction within communities or states or between states, i.e. national and international social and political interaction. Specific aspects of those interactions are modelled as non-cooperative games and their equilibria are analysed.


Global Interdependence: Simulation and Gaming Perspectives : Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the International Simulation and Ga

Global Interdependence: Simulation and Gaming Perspectives : Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the International Simulation and Ga Lowest new price: $126.52
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Author: D. Crookall

The volume contains selected papers presented at the 22nd Annual International Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA) in Kyoto, Japan. The authors provide overviews and concrete examples of the ways in which simulation/gaming is used around the world. The book brings together the two themes simulation/gaming and global interdependence. It also brings an interdisciplinary perspective to simulation/gaming applications in such areas as - cross-cultural communication, - international understanding, - global modeling, - management, - computing, - policy formation, - environmental issues, and - telecommunications. The reader will gain much insight into simulation/gaming as a powerful methodology for solving global problems, for understanding global interdependence, and for furthering global understanding.


Rational Interaction: Essays in Honor of John C. Harsanyi

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The unifying theme of the 23 contributions to this book is the social interaction of rational individuals. The work of John C. Harsanyi on game theory, social choice, and the philosophy of science finds an echo in these essays. Contributions by well known game theorists and economists present a great variety of stimulating theoretical investigations. Part I contains six papers on non-cooperative game theory written by Maschler, Owen, Myerson, Peleg, Rosenmüller, Hart and Mas-Collel. Part II with three contributions by Kalei, Samet, van Damme, d'Aspremont, and Gérard-Varet is devoted to the use of non-cooperative game theory in the analysis of problems of mechanism design. Basic questions of non-cooperative game theory are discussed in three essays by Güth, Hardin, and Sugden in Part III. Applied game models are discussed in three papers by Friedman, Selten, and Shubik in Part IV. Problems of social choice are investigated in Part V which deals with utilitarianism and related topics in five contributions by Hammond, Binmore, Arrow, Roemer, and Broome. Finally, Part VI contains three papers: an interdisciplinary comparison of physics and economics by Samuelson, a methodological essay by Brock, and an appraisal of the work of John C. Harsanyi.


Theory of Heuristic Information in Game-Tree Searches (Symbolic Computation. Artificial Intelligence)

Theory of Heuristic Information in Game-Tree Searches (Symbolic Computation. Artificial Intelligence) Lowest new price: $122.18
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Experiment in the History of Economics, The


Differential Games and Applications (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol 119)

Differential Games and Applications (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol 119) List price: $49.95
Author: T.S. Basar

This volume contains fifteen articles on the topic of differential and dynamic games, focusing on both theory and applications. It covers a variety of areas and presents recent developments on topics of current interest. It should be useful to researchers in differential and dynamic games, systems and control, operations research and mathematical economics.


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