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Games and Misdemeanors: Game Theory for the Uninitiated

Kaushik Basu

in Prelude to Political Economy

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198296713
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296711.003.0002
 Games and Misdemeanors: Game Theory for the Uninitiated

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This chapter presents a primer on game theory. It provides an overview of its origins and its establishment as an essential methodological tool for economists. It describes the game of Hex, normal-form games, and extensive-form games.

Keywords: game theory; game of Hex; normal-form games; extensive-form games; theorem; rules

Chapter.  10294 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microeconomics

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