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Paperback | $38.00 Short | £26.95 | ISBN: 9780262731218 | 265 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1997

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Evolutionary Game Theory


This text introduces current evolutionary game theory—where ideas from evolutionary biology and rationalistic economics meet—emphasizing the links between static and dynamic approaches and noncooperative game theory. The author provides an overview of the developments that have taken place in this branch of game theory, discusses the mathematical tools needed to understand the area, describes both the motivation and intuition for the concepts involved, and explains why and how the theory is relevant to economics.


"This book is a timely one in the rapidly growing area ofevolutionary game theory applied to economics. . . . Students andresearchers alike will be delighted by its thorough analysis of manystandard examples and their generalizations. Research in the theory ofevolutionary games by economists has exploded. . . while that bybiologists has leveled off. The author has achieved an excellentbalance between describing the biological foundations of the theorywhile constantly justifying and explaining the resultant concepts froma more rationalistic and/or economic perspective."
Ross Cressman, Mathematical Reviews