ABSTRACT

Game theory has implications for all the social sciences and beyond. It now provides the theoretical basis for almost all teaching in economics, and 2x2 games provide the very basis of game theory. Here, Goforth and Robinson here have delivered a well-written and knowledgeable, 'periodic table' of the most common games including:

* the prisoner's dilemma
* coordination games
* chicken
* the battle of the sexes.

This book will provide a valuable reference for students of microeconomics and business mathematics.

chapter 1|8 pages

2×2 games and the strategic form

chapter 2|24 pages

144 games

chapter 3|24 pages

Elementary topology of 2 × 2 games

chapter 4|16 pages

Symmetric games

chapter 5|20 pages

A Family for the PD

chapter 6|12 pages

Connecting the layers

chapter 8|16 pages

Classifying conflict

chapter 9|16 pages

A Periodic Table for the 2×2 Games

chapter 10|12 pages

The real world