Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Insights into Game Theory: An Alternative Mathematical Experience*
Speaker: Ein-Ya Gura, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
* (A book written by Ein-ya Gura and Michael Maschler, published by Cambridge University Press)
Few branches of mathematics have been more influential in the social sciences than game theory. In recent years, it has become an essential tool for all social scientists studying strategic behavior of competing individuals, firms, and countries. However, the mathematical complexity of game theory is often very intimidating for students who have only a basic understanding of mathematics. We address this problem by presenting material that does not require mathematical prerequisites and yet involves deep game-theoretic ideas and some mathematical sophisticaton. This book selects a small number of topics and studies them in depth. It shows the students of the social sciences how a mathematical model can be constructed for real- life issues.