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Game Theory for Applied Economists

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This book introduces one of the most powerful tools of modern economics to a wide audience: those who will later construct or consume game-theoretic models. Robert Gibbons addresses scholars in applied fields within economics who want a serious and thorough discussion of game theory but who may have found other works overly abstract. Gibbons emphasizes the economic applica ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 13th 1992 by Princeton University Press (first published 1992)
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Yan Leng
May 16, 2017 Yan Leng rated it it was amazing
A book definitely worth second-reading. This is a book used as reference for many MIT graduate level applied game theory classes (at least three departments are using is that I knew of). I like the way the book is organized and the illustrative

Easier than Fudenberg's intro to game theory. I would recommend this as an intro book for people new to game theory.
Daniel Villegas
Feb 22, 2014 Daniel Villegas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theory-of-games
This is a classic in Theory of Games as part of the baggage any economist must have in his understanding about how the markets solve problems when there're market power to exert to improve profits. Duopoly an Oligopoly are solved as games. The complete isuue must cover Bayessian solutions and multi-step games.

Gibbons is one of the most complete texts currently used at Universities.
Cortney R
Jun 01, 2008 Cortney R rated it liked it
This is a nice resource for anyone interested in game theory. It goes through nice intuitive explanations of theory and application with a less rigor than other books on the subject.
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Justin
Jul 08, 2009 Justin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, concise, nice reference without a lot of filler. Not necessarily a good place for beginners.
Safeya Zeitoun
Jan 08, 2016 Safeya Zeitoun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concepts are explained nicely in laymen's terms. As someone who was never exposed to game theory before in the past, I found this text very helpful.
Scott
May 27, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: economics, textbooks
Good book on game theory. Clear examples and text.
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