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Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Robert V. Dodge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Thomas Schelling won the Nobel Prize “for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis.” This came after he had taught a game theory and rational choice ... More


Thomas Schelling and His Signature Course on Strategic Thinking

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents a brief summary of Schelling's career with tributes, taking him from NATO, to Washington and then the beginning of his academic career at Yale. From Yale he headed to the RAND ... More


Location Decisions of Individuals and Social Interactions

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the location decisions of individuals, with particular emphasis on neighborhood effects in housing markets and how they relate to the role of prices in rationing admission to ... More


The Roots of ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents the history of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) including John Conway's “Game of Life”, Thomas Schelling's housing segregation model, and John Holland's seven features ... More


The Scientific Strategists Follow the Economists to an Intellectual Dead End

Michael C. Desch

in Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181219
eISBN:
9780691184906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses whether academic social science had any influence on nuclear strategy. Social science did have important effects on strategy. At times this was direct. More often it was ... More


The Conventions of a Human Language

Daniel Cloud

in The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167925
eISBN:
9780231538282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167925.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines David Lewis' book Convention, which was an explicit response to W. V. Quine's “Truth by Convention” as well as other things he wrote on the so-called conventions of our language ... More


Thomas C. Schelling

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines Thomas C. Schelling's career. Schelling received a Nobel Prize in 2005. He was born in 1921 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He worked as professor of economics at ... More


A Game-Theoretic History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Frank C. Zagare

in Game Theory, Diplomatic History and Security Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831587
eISBN:
9780191869525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831587.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Applied Mathematics

This chapter surveys and evaluates previous attempts to use game theory to explain the strategic dynamic of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, including, but not limited to, explanations developed in ... More


Knowledge and Coordination: A Liberal Interpretation

Daniel B. Klein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199355327
eISBN:
9780190261313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek saw the liberty principle as focal and accorded it strong presumption, but their wisdom invokes how little we can know. This book re-examines the elements of economic ... More


Four Responses: Kavka, Kamm, Scanlon, and Schelling

Iwao Hirose

in Moral Aggregation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199933686
eISBN:
9780199398324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933686.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter surveys four representative responses in favour of saving the greater number of individuals in the Rescue Case. Section 7.2 assesses Gregory Kavka’s reductio argument, and argues that ... More


Preemption, Prevention, and Predation: Why the Bush Strategy is Dangerous*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Like intervention, preventive war is another possible exception to the UN Charter prohibition of all war except defence against prior attack. 'Preemption' against an attack that is imminent is not ... More


Joy and the Matrix of Concatenate and Mutual

Daniel B. Klein

in Knowledge and Coordination: A Liberal Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199355327
eISBN:
9780190261313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter provides a taxonomy concerning social order and well-being. It distinguishes between “spontaneous order”, which is associated with Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek, and Michael Polanyi, and ... More


Preemptive War*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Thanks to the misuse of language by the Bush Administration, many people now use ‘preemptive war’ to mean preventive war. The assumption that often underlies preventive war, that war is coming ... More


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