On-Line Course Materials: Game Theory Links:
Combinational Game Theory
David Levine's Theory Page
Encyclopedia of Philosophy Game Theory
Center for Game Theory in Economics
Game Theory and Politics
They all date from the old days, when I did a sub-web site for the Academy of Management.
Also (note that the format and such of this import is a mess) ...
Recommends books about...
you negotiate, faciliate or mediate, it sometimes helps to have a deeper
knowledge about the theory that explains what is really going on. Game
theory sometimes helps, sometimes confuses, but is an important area of
scholarship and learning. The following books are designed to help
you understand game theory and how to apply it.
This is a best selling book in Japan, required reading at many business schools and a solid introduction to the applied theory of games in real life. Scores of case studies. 393 page paperback.
Game Theory -- A Nontechical Introduction, by Morton D. Davis
This is an inexpensive paperback that provides an easy introduction to the topic of game theory. 252 pages. Order this book. For a book that is similar, with a social sciences cant, Games and Decisions by R. Duncan Luce and Howard Raiffa is a 484 page introductory text "unencumbered" by mathematical details.
Game Theory For Applied Economists, by Robert Gibbons
This is a serious review of the economics and theory for people who have found other books too abstract. Available used or new.
A Course in Game Theory, by Martin J. Osborne and Arial Rubenstien
This book is extremely popular and is written for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. It includes precise definitions and full proofs and over a hundred exercises.
by Drew Fundenberg and Jean Tirole.
Clear, practical introduction for the beginner and an excellent text for a first or second course on Game Theory at the graduate level. Covers all the basics and the evolving special topics. Broad and Deep.
An Analysis of Conflict
by Roger B. Myerson
568 pages, in paperback, the classic Harvard Textbook. Order this book. Also consider The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Shelling, 309 pages from Harvard. Order this book.
In Theory and Practice
by H. Peyton Young
246 pages, from Princeton, this book applies game theory to what we mean when we decide that something is fair. An analysis of public policy concerns, including the allocation of scarce resources, how and why social ills are distributed, with many, many practical examples and discussions. While not perfect, it analyzes every major theory of social justice and how they fail to address what really happens. Graduate level and above. Order this book.
by Adam Bradenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff
This is a major book on strategic alliances with competitors. Narrow, but interesting use of game theory and the current cutting edge in applied game theory (verses academic analysis). Order this book.
I am pleased to be able to recommend some very good books.