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Hardcover | $50.00 X | £37.95 | ISBN: 9780262026079 | 424 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 91 illus.| March 2007

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Does Game Theory Work? The Bargaining Challenge

About the Author

Ken Binmore is Emeritus Professor at University College London. A Fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy, he is the author of Game Theory and the Social Contract, Volume 1: Playing Fair (1994) and Volume 2: Just Playing (1998), and the coeditor of Frontiers of Game Theory (1993), all three published by The MIT Press.

Endorsements

““Binmore offers a recipe for making game theory work. He focuses on the most basic of its principles, about which many of the theory’s critics are unaware, and captures their essence in observable terms, which theorists typically fail to do. Binmore develops the science of game theory by demonstrating that these fundamental principles are able to connect perplexing aspects of human behavior that can be captured by no other branch of science, and he does so through the implementation of laboratory methods that leave no question about how they operate.”--Charles R. Plott, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology”
“"Does Game Theory Work? My answer is, "Of course not, and why should it?" But even a hardcore skeptic like me recognizes the charm and conviction in the works of Ken Binmore, which are brought together in this lovely book." Ariel Rubinstein , School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, and Department of Economics, New York University”
“"How to promote thinking on distributive justice? Education at the Kindergarten level is still the most effective way. However, for economists, philosophers and thinkers who are familiar with the formal arguments, I strongly recommend a course or seminar based on Moulin's superb book."--Ariel Rubinstein, School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, and Department of Economics, New York University”
“"*Does Game Theory Work?* My answer is, 'Of course not, and why should it?' But even a hardcore skeptic like me recognizes the charm and conviction in the works of Ken Binmore, which are brought together in this lovely book."--Ariel Rubinstein, School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, and Department of Economics, New York University”