- Hardcover: 794 pages
- Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; Third Edition edition (March 23 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393931129
- ISBN-13: 978-0393931129
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.6 x 26.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #376,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Games of Strategy Hardcover – Mar 23 2009
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About the Author
Avinash Dixit is Emeritus John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory. He is among the world's leading economists, having made fundamental contributions in several major fields as well as in game theory. He is the author of many books, including Dixit/Nalebuff: Thinking Strategically (Norton, 1991), Dixit/Pindyck: Investment Under Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 1994), and Dixit/Nalebuff: The Art of Strategy (Norton, 2009). David Reiley is a research scientist at Google. He previously taught at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and the University of Arizona. He is well known for his use of field experiments in economic research. Susan Skeath is Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, where she teaches a number of courses in microeconomics and a course in game theory, which she introduced into the school's curriculum. She conducts research in international trade theory, and is currently working on a new Intermediate Microeconomics text with her colleague Ann Velenchik. Professor Skeath earned her doctorate at Princeton University.
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What I like from this book compared to other books are it's concrete formulas that I can directly apply to daily living life (ex: decision formulas) when compared to vague philosophies and the vivid examples that (after scaling up to our own lives) looks like the mundane social problems that we face everyday.
For example: I was able to explain to mom (she is a teacher) that if a kid
1. She should lower the threats she makes (cause a threat means that if she applies it (sanction) it's bad for her too because eventually the child looses it's fear for it). So she should begin by tiny threats and sanctions so that she can escalate things if things worsens. I told her she should be creative :D.
2. Her kids uses Salami tactics: even if we threat them, they pretend to not listen or do something else. The solution for this is to escalate the threat level when this situations happens. In other words, to adapt the threat : "If you refuse to listen then I have to add 10 minutes more!". We have to show the kids that we will not tolerate salami tactics or refuse to comply (in my mom's case repeating I will send you to the director office did not help her at all sigh...).
From Quebec!! A french country!!
Tell me if this helps you too :)
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