Game Theory

A Multi-Leveled Approach

  • Hans┬áPeters

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hans Peters
    Pages 1-22
  3. Thinking Strategically

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Hans Peters
      Pages 25-35
    3. Hans Peters
      Pages 37-49
    4. Hans Peters
      Pages 51-69
    5. Hans Peters
      Pages 89-120
    6. Hans Peters
      Pages 121-138
    7. Hans Peters
      Pages 139-150
    8. Hans Peters
      Pages 171-191
    9. Hans Peters
      Pages 193-203
  4. Noncooperative Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Hans Peters
      Pages 207-213
    3. Hans Peters
      Pages 215-249
    4. Hans Peters
      Pages 251-271
    5. Hans Peters
      Pages 273-288
  5. Cooperative Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Hans Peters
      Pages 305-325
    3. Hans Peters
      Pages 327-342
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      Pages 343-359
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      Pages 361-373
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      Pages 375-386
  6. Tools, Hints and Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Hans Peters
      Pages 389-402
    3. Hans Peters
      Pages 403-423
    4. Hans Peters
      Pages 425-483
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 485-494

About this book


This textbook presents the basics of game theory both on an undergraduate level and on a more advanced mathematical level. It is the second, revised version of the successful 2008 edition. The book 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 contains a problem section. Hints, answers and solutions are included.


Applications of game theory Bargaining Cooperative games Duality Equilibrium Game theory Nash equilibrium Noncooperative games Social choice Utility

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans┬áPeters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Quantitative EconomicsMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46949-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46950-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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