## Game Theory and Economic Modelling

*David M. Kreps*

- Published in print:
- 1990
- Published Online:
- November 2003
- ISBN:
- 9780198283812
- eISBN:
- 9780191596568
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0198283814.001.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in the early to the mid‐1970s, non‐cooperative game theory became an important tool of economics. This book is based on a series of lectures given at Oxford, and comments on this use of ... More

## Realistic Decision Theory: Rules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances

*Paul Weirich*

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- November 2004
- ISBN:
- 9780195171259
- eISBN:
- 9780199834976
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/019517125X.001.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Decision theory aims at a general account of rationality covering humans but to begin makes idealizations about decision problems and agents' resources and circumstances. It treats inerrant agents ... More

## Bounding Equilibrium Perfect Public Equilibrium Payoffs

*George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson*

### in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780195300796
- eISBN:
- 9780199783700
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0008
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter uses the tools developed in Chapter 7 to bound the set of equilibrium payoffs for a repeated game, based on decomposing payoffs on half spaces. These bounds imply a lack of efficiency ... More

## Almost Public Monitoring Games

*George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson*

### in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780195300796
- eISBN:
- 9780199783700
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0013
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides a detailed treatment of work on games with almost-public monitoring. The chapter introduces the key distinction between strategies with bounded and unbounded recall, showing ... More

## Reputations with Long-Lived Players

*George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson*

### in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780195300796
- eISBN:
- 9780199783700
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0016
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This argument extends the reputation results of the previous chapter to games in which both players are long-lived. The argument here is complicated by the intertemporal incentives that now appear in ... More

## Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

*Andreas Osiander*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- May 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198294511
- eISBN:
- 9780191717048
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.001.0001
- Subject:
- Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book challenges the habit of conventional historiography of taking the ‘essential’ state – a ‘bounded entity’ equipped with a ‘sovereign’ central power — for granted in any period and of not ... More

## Bounded Thinking: Intellectual virtues for limited agents

*Adam Morton*

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- January 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199658534
- eISBN:
- 9780191746192
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658534.001.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The book describes virtues of limitation management, intellectual virtues of adapting to the fact that we cannot solve many problems that we can easily describe. How to be profitably stupid. It ... More

## The general problem

*J. L. Ramírez Alfonsín*

### in The Diophantine Frobenius Problem

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198568209
- eISBN:
- 9780191718229
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568209.003.0003
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Algebra, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter provides a systematic exposition of the known formulas, including upper and lower bounds for g(a1, . . . , an) for general n, and for special sequences (for instance, when a1, . . . , an ... More

## INTRODUCTION

*Andrea Braides*

### in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

- Published in print:
- 2002
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198507840
- eISBN:
- 9780191709890
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The idea of a variational convergence is introduced as an equality of upper and lower bounds for families of variational problems. Examples are given that illustrate some of the main applications of ... More

## Γ-CONVERGENCE BY NUMBERS

*Andrea Braides*

### in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

- Published in print:
- 2002
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198507840
- eISBN:
- 9780191709890
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter introduces all the abstract notions and results on Gamma-convergence. Starting from upper and lower-semicontinuous functions, Gamma-convergence is defined and its differences from other ... More

## THE MANAGEMENT OF UNCERTAINTY: ORGANIZATIONS AS DECISION-MAKING SYSTEMS

*Chun Wei Choo*

### in The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780195176780
- eISBN:
- 9780199789634
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176780.003.0005
- Subject:
- Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Depending on the degree of goal uncertainty and procedural uncertainty, organizational decision making may follow the bounded rationality model, process model, political model, or anarchic model. ... More

## Simple Heuristics in a Social World

*Ralph Hertwig, Ulrich Hoffrage, and ABC Research Group (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- January 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780195388435
- eISBN:
- 9780199950089
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.001.0001
- Subject:
- Psychology, Social Psychology

This book invites readers to discover the simple heuristics that people use to navigate the complexities and surprises of environments populated with others. The social world is a terrain where ... More

## Bounded Rationality and Industrial Organization

*Ran Spiegler*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780195398717
- eISBN:
- 9780199896790
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398717.001.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book synthesizes recent developments in the theory of Industrial Organization, incorporating aspects of consumer psychology that are absent from the standard model of rational choice. The book ... More

## Rational People and Religion

*Witham Larry*

### in Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- May 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780195394757
- eISBN:
- 9780199777372
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394757.003.0002
- Subject:
- Religion, Religion and Society

Economics and cognitive psychology have long debated the nature of human rationality. One says humans have a capacity for rational calculation, while the other points to “cognitive bias” in people’s ... More

## Traces

*Simon Scott*

### in Traces and Determinants of Pseudodifferential Operators

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- January 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780198568360
- eISBN:
- 9780191594748
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568360.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Analysis

In this Chapter examples of trace structures are given along with some elements of trace theory in general. These facts and examples are called upon and, in the specific case of pseudodifferential ... More

## Planning Ahead

*Ken Binmore*

### in Playing for Real: Game Theory

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- May 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780195300574
- eISBN:
- 9780199783748
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0005
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter consolidates the ideas necessary to understand the strategic form of a game. Payoff functions are introduced, and strategic forms of versions of Duel and Russian Roulette illustrate the ... More

## THE CAUCHY PROBLEM WITH GROWING INITIAL DATA

*Juan Luis Vázquez*

### in The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198569039
- eISBN:
- 9780191717468
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.003.0012
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter examines general conditions on the initial data under which the PME can be solved. The emphasis is on non-negative solutions and the data are locally integrable functions. Signed ... More

## MINIMUM DEGREE: LAWS OF LARGE NUMBERS

*Mathew Penrose*

### in Random Geometric Graphs

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198506263
- eISBN:
- 9780191707858
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0007
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter is concerned with the minimum degree of the random geometric graph G(n,r), or equivalently with the threshold value of r at which the minimum degree achieves value k. Laws of large ... More

## DATA REDUCTION AND PROBLEM KERNELS

*Rolf Niedermeier*

### in Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198566076
- eISBN:
- 9780191713910
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.003.0007
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter presents one of the most basic and most important techniques for developing fixed-parameter algorithms: data reduction and problem kernelization. It starts with some basic definitions ... More

## THE DIRICHLET PROBLEM II. LIMIT SOLUTIONS, VERY WEAK SOLUTIONS AND SOME OTHER VARIANTS

*Juan Luis Vázquez*

### in The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198569039
- eISBN:
- 9780191717468
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.003.0006
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter continues the analysis of the initial and boundary value problem. Topics covered include limit solutions, theory of very weak solutions, problems in different domains, limit solutions to ... More