Playing for Real Coursepack Edition

Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199924547
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Playing for Real is a problem-based textbook on game theory that has been widely used at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This Coursepack Edition will be particularly useful for teachers new to the subject. It contains only the material necessary for a course of ten, two-hour lectures plus problem classes and comes with a disk of teaching aids including pdf files of the author's own lecture presentations together with two series of weekly exercise sets with answers and two sample final exams with answers. There are at least three questions a game theory book might answer: What is game theory about? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right? Playing for Real is perhaps the only book that attempts to answer all three questions without getting heavily mathematical. Its many problems and examples are an integral part of its approach. Just as athletes take pleasure in training their bodies, there is much satisfaction to be found in training one's mind to think in a way that is simultaneously rational and creative. With all of its puzzles and paradoxes, game theory provides a magnificent mental gymnasium for this purpose. It is the author's hope that exercising on the equipment provided by this Coursepack Edition will bring the reader the same kind of pleasure that it has brought to so many other students.

Playing for Real

Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195300574
Release Date: 2007-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a light-hearted introduction to game theory suitable for advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students. It answers three questions. What is game theory? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right?

Playing for Real

Author: K. G. Binmore
Publisher:
ISBN: 0190261390
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Game theory

This is a problem-based book on game theory. There are at least three questions a game theory book might answer: What is game theory about? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right? The book attempts to answer all three questions. Its many problems and examples are an integral part of its approach. Just as athletes take pleasure in training their bodies, there is much satisfaction to be found in training one's mind to think in a way that is simultaneously rational and creative. With all of its puzzles and paradoxes, game theory provides a magnificent mental gymnasium for this purpose.

Effective Leadership

Author: Ronald H. Humphrey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483314716
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Effective Leadership: Theory, Cases, and Applications, by Ronald H. Humphrey, integrates traditional and new leadership theories—including transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, authentic leadership, servant leadership, self-leadership, shared and distributed leadership, identity theory, and the value of emotions and affect—to provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of effective leadership. Practical and fun to read, this innovative book incorporates personal reflections and current business examples to bring the theories of organizational leadership to life. In addition, “Put it in Practice” features help readers see how they can apply the leadership research to their own work lives, while leadership cases throughout demonstrate how real leaders have succeeded by applying the leadership principles discussed in the book.

Business Cycles

Author: Lars Tvede
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134697977
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Why do we experience business cycles? What creates them? Is it mass psychology, or phenomena in the management of business? Are the banks to blame or should we be looking to the unions and the politicians? Lars Tvede's story moves back in time to the Scottish gambler and financial genius, John Law, and then on to the distracted Adam Smith, the stockbroker Ricardo, the investment banker Thornton, the extrovert Schumpeter, the speculator Jay Gould and many others. The computer jugglers of the modern day, with giant networks of equations, try to solve the same questions that have attracted the attention of classical economists throughout the centuries. Throughout this volume, business cycle theories are used to explain actual events. Theoretical thinking has reflected the economist's own experiences of hyper-inflations, depressions, speculation orgies and liquidity squeezes. The reader can follow the narrative to discover how economists often thought that problems had been solved until new data changed the economic picture once again.

A Short Course in Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus

Author: Roberto Serrano
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139851589
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a concise treatment of the core concepts of microeconomic theory at the intermediate level with calculus integrated into the text. The authors, Roberto Serrano and Allan M. Feldman, start with consumer theory and then discuss preferences and utility, budget constraints, the consumer's optimal choice, demand and the consumer's choices about labor and savings. They next turn to welfare economics: when is one policy better for society than another? Following are chapters presenting the theory of the firm and profit maximization in several alternative and partial equilibrium models of competitive markets, monopoly markets and duopoly markets. The authors then provide general equilibrium models of exchange and production and analyze market failures created by externalities, public goods and asymmetric information. Finally, they offer introductory treatments of decision theory under uncertainty and game theory. Graphic analysis is presented where necessary but distractions are avoided.

Game Theory A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199218462
Release Date: 2007-10-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind--this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory

Author: Tim Roughgarden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781316624791
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

This accessible introduction features case studies in online advertising, spectrum auctions, kidney exchange, and network management.

Geometry A Comprehensive Course

Author: Dan Pedoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131733
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Mathematics

Introduction to vector algebra in the plane; circles and coaxial systems; mappings of the Euclidean plane; similitudes, isometries, Moebius transformations, much more. Includes over 500 exercises.

An Introduction to Game Theory

Author: Martin J. Osborne
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195322487
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Mathematics

This text emphasizes the ideas behind modern game theory rather than their mathematical expression, but defines all concepts precisely. It covers strategic, extensive and coalitional games and includes the topics of repeated games, bargaining theory and evolutionary equilibrium.

Games of Property

Author: Thadious M. Davis
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822384458
Release Date: 2003-06-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

In Games of Property, distinguished critic Thadious M. Davis provides a dazzling new interpretation of William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses. Davis argues that in its unrelenting attention to issues related to the ownership of land and people, Go Down, Moses ranks among Faulkner’s finest and most accomplished works. Bringing together law, social history, game theory, and feminist critiques, she shows that the book is unified by games—fox hunting, gambling with cards and dice, racing—and, like the law, games are rule-dependent forms of social control and commentary. She illuminates the dual focus in Go Down, Moses on property and ownership on the one hand and on masculine sport and social ritual on the other. Games of Property is a masterful contribution to understandings of Faulkner’s fiction and the power and scope of property law.

A Theory of Justice

Author: John RAWLS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042605
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Introduction to Speech Science

Author: Jack H. Ryalls
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: IND:30000062259050
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

Introduction to Speech Science is tailor made for the undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology student.It provides a basic, student-friendly introduction to Speech and Hearing Science, alleviating frustration on the parts of both students and instructors who have been forced to use graduate-level texts in the past. The authors have many years of experience teaching undergraduate courses in Speech Science, and their book is written in simple, easy to understand language. It features extensive hints to students to reinforce concepts and assist science-shy students. At the end of each chapter, there are questions for students' review of the material. The book also includes recent references for further information, and a glossary of terms.For undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students, or those with an interest in this field.

Natural Justice

Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198039646
Release Date: 2005-03-17
Genre: Political Science

This book lays out foundations for a "science of morals." Binmore uses game theory as a systematic tool for investigating ethical matters. He reinterprets classical social contract ideas within a game-theory framework and generates new insights into the fundamental questions of social philosophy. In contrast to the previous writing in moral philosophy that relied on vague notion such as " societal well-being" and "moral duty," Binmore begins with individuals; rational decision-makers with the ability to empathize with one another. Any social arrangement that prescribes them to act against their interests will become unstable and eventually will be replaced by another, until one is found that includes worthwhile actions for all individuals involved.

Career Management

Author: Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412978262
Release Date: 2009-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The Fourth Edition of Career Management is designed to help students understand themselves and their careers, to develop the skills necessary to manage their careers effectively, and to act as a mentor or human resource manager helping other workers develop their own careers. A thorough revision of the third edition the Fourth Edition captures new and emerging theories and issues related to career management and features: - Updated and streamlined learning exercises integrated into the text to help readers practice career management skills - Fine-tuning of existing section-ending cases and preparation of additional cases - End-of-chapter summaries, assignments, and discussion questions