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 Fighting It Out

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/9780195300574.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes the theory of two-person, zero-sum games invented by John Von Neumann in 1928. It begins with an application to the computation of economic shadow prices. It shows that a ... More


Balancing Against Threats: The Rise and Fall of the Sino‐Soviet Alliance

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It presents ... More


Mixed Policies

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter explores the concept of mixed policies and how the notions for pure policies can be adapted to this more general type of policies. A pure policy consists of choices of particular actions ... More


N-Player Games

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter extends several of the concepts for two-player games to games with N-players. It begins by considering general games with N players P₁, P₂, . . ., P(subscript N), which are allowed to ... More


Zero-Sum Matrix Games

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter discusses a number of key concepts for zero-sum matrix games. A zero-sum matrix game is played by two players, each with a finite set of actions. Player 1 wants to minimize the outcome ... More


Understanding the Prospectus and Prospectus Supplement for Mortgage-Backed Securities

David M. Lukach, Thomas Knox, Eliza Kwong, and Anoop Lall

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses agency and private-level mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuance to highlight the differences in investor disclosures. In addition, given the substantial changes in ... More


Games in Extensive Form

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter discusses a number of key concepts for extensive form game representation. It first considers a matrix that defines a zero-sum matrix game for which the minimizer has two actions and the ... More


Minimax Theorem

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter deals with the Minimax Theorem and its proof, which is based on elementary results from convex analysis. The theorem states that for every matrix A, the average security levels of both ... More


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