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GAME THEORY

A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy
(3rd Edition)

Roger A McCain
Drexel University, USA

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

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Chapter 1

Conflict, Strategy, and Games

Chapter 2

Some Foundations

21

Chapter 3

Dominant Strategies and Social Dilemmas

43

Chapter 4

Nash Equilibrium and Rationalizable Strategies

63

Chapter 5

Games with Two or More Nash Equilibria

89

Chapter 6

Duopoly Strategies and Prices

107

Chapter 7

Three-Person Games

135

Chapter 8

Probability and Game Theory

157

Chapter 9

Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria

183

Chapter 10

N-Person Games

207

Chapter 11

Further Topics on Games in Normal Form

235

Chapter 12

Sequential Games

267

Chapter 13

Imbedded Games

297

Chapter 14

Repeated Play

325

Chapter 15

Indefinitely Repeated Play

347

Chapter 16

Elements of Cooperative Games

375

Chapter 17

Bargaining

413

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Chapter 18

Contents

Games, Experiments and Behavioral
Game Theory

447

Chapter 19

Evolution and Adaptive Learning

477

Chapter 20

Voting Games

503

Chapter 21

Auctions

529

Chapter 22

Game Theory, Law and Social Mechanism
Design

555

Name and Subject Index

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