Over the past two decades, academic economics has undergone a mild revolution in methodology. The language, concepts and techniques of non-cooperative game theory have become central to the discipline. This book looks at why game theory has become such a popular tool of analysis. It examines the deficiencies in this methodology and goes on to consider whether its popularity will fade or whether it will remain an important tool for economists.
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David M. Kreps is at Stanford University.Review:
`fascinating little book' Jean Tirole, Journal of Economic Literature
`a book I could not put down ... the exposition is remarkably clear' Journal of Economic Perspectives
`Will rapidly be established as a basic reference for students and their teachers ... even the less mathematically inclined economists will find much to gain from the application of new game theory techniques in economics.' Scottish Journal of Political Economy
'It is partly a measure of how much macroeconomics has ceased to be a separate subject from microeconomics that workers in my field will now find so much to interest them in this book. It is more a measure of how engaging this book is.'
Thomas J. Sargent, University of Chicago, Journal of Political Economy
'The writing is in a very personalised style. Though the book is putatively for the novice, or less formally trained reader, the presentation and the level of the debate does make certain demands. It nevertheless is frontline stuff.'
Economics Times, April 1992
'I view Krep's discussions in the book as both interesting and helpful in describing certain key weaknesses of standard game theory.'
Ronald Heiner, George Mason University, Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1992
'Kreps has written a book that makes a sincere attempt to demystify game theory for the uninitiated and set the stage for a serious appraisal of the scope and limitations of game theory ... it does manage to convey a flavour of the excitement that comes from grappling with strategic behaviour,
and hopefully should convince the reader with an open mind that game theoretic questions and applications are abstractions of relevant economic issues.'
Anindya Sen, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XXVII No 14 April 4, 1992
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Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0198283571 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0979941