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Evolutionary Dynamics and Extensive Form Games

Evolutionary Dynamics and Extensive Form Games (Hardback)

By Cressman, Ross
Series edited by Binmore, Ken

Evolutionary game theory attempts to predict individual behavior (whether of humans or other species) when interactions between individuals are modeled as a noncooperative game. Most dynamic analyses of evolutionary games are based on their normal forms, despite the fact that man...y interesting games are specified more naturally through their extensive forms. Because every extensive form game has a normal form representation, some theorists hold that the best way to analyze an extensive form game is simply to ignore the extensive form structure and study the game in its normal form representation. This book rejects that suggestion, arguing that a game's normal form representation often omits essential information from the perspective of dynamic evolutionary game theory. The book offers a synthesis of knowledge about extensive form games from an evolutionary perspective, emphasizing connections between the extensive form representation and dynamic models that traditionally have been applied to biological and economic phenomena. It develops a general theory to analyze dynamically arbitrary extensive form games and applies this theory to a range of examples. It lays the foundation for the analysis of specific extensive form models of behavior and for the further theoretical study of extensive form evolutionary games.
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ISBN 9780262033053
Released NZ 15 Jul 2003
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Economic Learning and Social Evolution
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ISBN-13 9780262033053
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Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Jul 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cressman, Ross
Series edited by Binmore, Ken
Series Economic Learning and Social Evolution
Category Economic Theory & Philosophy
Game Theory
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 330.015193
Weight 599g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Game theory, Evolution - Mathematical models
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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