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Game theory with applications to economics. (English) Zbl 0699.90096
New York etc.: Oxford University Press. xviii, 262 p. £12.50 (1989).
The book (“introductory but not elementary”) provides a comprehensive and up-to-date exposition of game theory with applications to economic theorizing. The book can be read on several levels, depending on the reader’s mathematical background, though the benefit likely to accrue to an uninitiated undergraduate seems minimal. The traditional important material is presented in a quite accessible way. That is less true with respect to newer topics which include noncooperative supergames (including trigger strategy equilibria), cooperation supported by self- enforcing agreements and refinements of the Nash noncooperative equilibrium.
Reviewer: L.Podkaminer

MSC:
91A05 2-person games
91A10 Noncooperative games
91A12 Cooperative games
91A40 Other game-theoretic models
91B16 Utility theory
91B24 Microeconomic theory (price theory and economic markets)
91B50 General equilibrium theory
91-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to game theory, economics, and finance
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