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Strategy and Game Theory

Practice Exercises with Answers

Textbook

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 1-37
  3. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 87-153
  4. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 155-217
  5. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 219-275
  6. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 277-321
  7. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 323-353
  8. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 355-379
  9. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 381-457
  10. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 459-485
  11. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages 487-526
  12. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Daniel Toro-Gonzalez
    Pages C1-C1
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 527-529

About this book

Introduction

This textbook presents worked-out exercises on game theory with detailed step-by-step explanations. While most textbooks on game theory focus on theoretical results, this book focuses on providing practical examples in which students can learn to systematically apply theoretical solution concepts to different fields of economics and business. The text initially presents games that are required in most courses at the undergraduate level and gradually advances to more challenging games appropriate for graduate level courses. 

The first six chapters cover complete-information games, separately analyzing simultaneous-move and sequential-move games, with applications in industrial economics, law, and regulation. Subsequent chapters dedicate special attention to incomplete information games, such as signaling games, cheap talk games, and equilibrium refinements, emphasizing common steps and including graphical illustrations to focus students’ attention on the most relevant payoff comparisons at each point of the analysis.  In addition, exercises are ranked according to their difficulty, with a letter (A-C) next to the exercise number. This allows students to pace their studies and instructors to structure their classes accordingly. By providing detailed worked-out examples, this text gives students at various levels the tools they need to apply the tenets of game theory in many fields of business and economics. 

The second edition of the text has been revised to provide additional exercises at the introductory and intermediate level, expanding the scope of the book to be appropriate for upper undergraduate students looking to improve their understanding of the subject. The second edition also includes a new chapter devoted entirely to cheap talk games. Revised to appeal to a larger audience of instructors and students, this text is appropriate for introductory-to-intermediate courses in game theory at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels.  

Keywords

game theory complete information incomplete information advanced signaling Bayesian equilibrium simultaneous move sequential move mixed strategies Nash equilibrium

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economic SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.School of Economics and BusinessUniversidad Tecnológica de BolívarCartagenaColombia

About the authors

Felix Muñoz-Garcia is an Associate Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. His research focuses on the areas of microeconomics, industrial organization, and game theory, with applications to environmental regulation under incomplete information and firms’ entry-deterring practices in polluting industries. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He has published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, Theory and Decision, Journal of Regulatory Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among others.

Daniel Toro-González is an Associate Professor in the School of Economic and Business at Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar. His research is in industrial organization and econometrics, with applications to technology adoption, transportation, and the food industry. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington State University in 2012. He has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

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