Learn more Download now Shop now Pre-order now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 15 September 2002
This is a well-written introductory book on game theory. The
theory is presented in 12 chapters (about 600 pages). It's
title is completely justified. The author manages to present
the various aspects of game theory in a well-written, fun to read way.
The author's vast teaching and research experience is reflected to the high quality of the book. It is suitable for
both undergraduate students who wish to learn basic things about
game theory and graduate students who use game theory in
research. It is a book whose audience is not restricted to
economists, but anyone may read it, since the necessary math
background is also provided.
The book starts from the game and its various forms definitions,
then presents lotteries, utility functions and payoffs. A
chapter is dedicated to bargaining. Much discussion on pure and
mixed strategies, Von Neumann-Morgenstern utilities, Nash and
subgame perfect equilibria is also provided. Then, repeated
games are introduced, the critical role of presence or absence
of full information and knowledge in such games is thoroughly
discussed.
All this theory is presented in an easy to understand way. This
book's major contribution besides presenting a variety of game
theory topics in a solid and theoretically justified way is
that it teaches the reader how to apply the theory in
practise. It also contains much discussion on common fallacies
and misinterpretations on some of these issues, which is really
helpful.
Last but not least, it contains a vast number of exercises at the
end of each chapter. I wish more emphasis and generic results on
zero-sum and repeated games had been provided by the author.
Nevertheless, it is a book that is worth buying and should be
read from cover to cover. This is an excellent introductory
book, a similar more advanced book is Fundenberg and Tirole's
Game Theory.
0Comment| 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

3.0 out of 5 stars
2