Game Theory

A Multi-Leveled Approach

  • Hans┬áPeters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thinking Strategically

  3. Noncooperative Games

    1. Pages 163-167
    2. Pages 169-195
    3. Pages 197-212
    4. Pages 213-225
  4. Cooperative Games

  5. Tools

    1. Pages 309-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-365

About this book


This book presents the basics of game theory both on an undergraduate level and on a more advanced mathematical level. It covers most topics of interest in game theory, including cooperative game theory. Part I presents introductions to all these topics on a basic yet formally precise level. It includes chapters on repeated games, social choice theory, and selected topics such as bargaining theory, exchange economies, and matching. Part II goes deeper into noncooperative theory and treats the theory of zerosum games, refinements of Nash equilibrium in strategic as well as extensive form games, and evolutionary games. Part III covers basic concepts in the theory of transferable utility games, such as core and balancedness, Shapley value and variations, and nucleolus. Some mathematical tools on duality and convexity are collected in Part IV. Every chapter in the book concludes with a problem section. Hints, answers and solutions are included.


Applications of Game Theory Nash equilibrium Noncooperative Games bargaining cooperative games duality equilibrium game theory social choice utility

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans┬áPeters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Quantitative EconomicsUniversity of MaastrichtMD MaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69290-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69291-1
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