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 Keeping Your Balance

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/9780195300574.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the existence of Nash equilibria. The existence problem is first introduced with pure-strategy reaction curves for Noisy and Silent Duel. A proof of John Nash's existence ... More


Applications to Game Theory

Paul Weirich

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195171259
eISBN:
9780199834976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517125X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

An agent in a game of strategy often has a preference ranking of options without a stable top. Strategic reasoning leads the players to a profile of strategies that are jointly self-supporting. Such ... More


The Sociobiology of Human Cooperation

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

in A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151250
eISBN:
9781400838837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151250.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the sociobiology of human cooperation. Given the tendency of people to copy the successful and the fact that natural selection favors the more fit, the chapter asks how our ... More


 Just Playing?

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/9780195300574.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter offers an approach to applying game theory to David Hume's ideas on moral philosophy. It begins by explaining how the Humean approach allows a different interpretation of experimental ... More


Building an Encompassing Community of Fate and Winning Consent

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the development of a formal model that specifies the relationships between leaders and members. Organizational leaders can develop reputations for effectiveness; this reputation ... More


The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Giovanni Piersanti

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book deals with the genesis and dynamics of exchange rate crises in fixed or managed exchange rate systems. It provides a comprehensive treatment of the existing theories of exchange rate crises ... More


Law and Economics

Kaushik Basu

in Prelude to Political Economy: A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296713
eISBN:
9780191595943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296711.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter lays the foundations for a revised and more inclusive view of the government. It argues that the law must be perceived differently to gain a better understanding on reality while ... More


The Side Payments Game

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199286096
eISBN:
9780191602832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286094.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the role that compensating payments can play in promoting international cooperation. The theory developed here explains that such payments cannot increase cooperation when ... More


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