Economics Theory Basics

  • Yuan Luo
  • Lin Gao
  • Jianwei HuangEmail author
Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)


In this chapter, we will briefly review several basic theories in economics used for our later analysis, including the non-cooperative game theory, super-modular game theory, evolutionary game theory, contract theory, and Nash bargaining theory. The non-cooperative game theory and super-modular game theory are used in the spectrum trading market for analyzing the end-users’ behaviors and the secondary operators’ price competition (Sect.  3.2). The contract theory is used in the spectrum trading market for optimizing the white space database’s spectrum reservation decision under information asymmetry (Sect.  3.3). The evolutionary game theory is used in the information trading market for analyzing the evolution of white space devices’ purchasing behaviors (Chap.  4). The Nash bargaining theory is used in the hybrid spectrum and information market for analyzing the negotiation between the white space database and the spectrum licensee (Chap.  5).


Subgame Perfect Equilibrium Contract Theory Evolutionary Stable Strategy Evolutionary Game Theory White Space 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)ShenzhenChina

Personalised recommendations