1st Edition

Topology of 2x2 Games

By David Goforth, David Robinson Copyright 2005
    208 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 2×2 games and the strategic form; Chapter 2 144 games; Chapter 3 Elementary topology of 2 × 2 games; Chapter 4 Symmetric games; Chapter 5 A Family for the PD; Chapter 6 Connecting the layers; Chapter 7 37 Holes, Coordination games,Battles of the Sexes and thehotspots; Chapter 8 Classifying conflict; Chapter 9 A Periodic Table for the 2×2Games; Chapter 10 The real world;


    Goforth, David; Robinson, David