Game Theory and Economic Analyst

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Game Theory and Economic
Analysis

Game Theory and Economic Analysis presents the wide range of current contributions of game theory to economics. The chapters fall broadly into two categories. Some lay out in a jargon-free manner a particular branch of the theory, the evolution of one of its concepts, or a problem that runs through its development. Others are original pieces of work that are significant to game theory as a whole.
After taking the reader through a concise history of game theory, the contributors discuss such topics as:







the connections between Von Neumann’s mathematical game theory and the domain assigned to it today since Nash the strategic use of information by game players the problem of
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DIMAND AND MARY ANN DIMAND

2 Rupture versus continuity in game theory: Nash versus Von
Neumann and Morgenstern
CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT

PART II

Theoretical content
3 Bluff and reputation
SYLVAIN SORIN

4 An appraisal of cooperative game theory
HERVÉ MOULIN

5 The coalition concept in game theory
SÉBASTIEN COCHINARD

6 Do Von Neumann and Morgenstern have heterodox followers?
CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT

© 1995 Éditions Dalloz
English edition: editorial matter and selection © 2002 Christian
Schmidt; individual chapters © the contributors

7 From specularity to temporality in game theory
JEAN-LOUIS RULLIÈRE AND BERNARD WALLISER

PART III

Applications
8 Collective choice mechanisms and individual incentives
CLAUDE D’ASPREMONT AND LOUIS-ANDRÉ GÉRARD-VARET

9 Team models as a framework to analyze coordination problems within the firm
JEAN-PIERRE PONSSARD, SÉBASTIEN STEINMETZ, AND
HERVÉ TANGUY

© 1995 Éditions Dalloz
English edition: editorial matter and selection © 2002 Christian
Schmidt; individual chapters © the contributors

Contributors

Sébastien Cochinard. LESOD, University of Laon, France.
Claude d’Aspremont. CORE, Catholic University of Louvain, France.
Mary Ann Dimand. Albion College, Michigan, USA.
Robert W. Dimand. Brock University, Canada.
The late Louis-André Gérard-Varet. Universities of Aix-Marseilles II and III,
France.
Hervé Moulin. Rice
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