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Author Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.

Title Theory of games and economic behavior / John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern ; with an introduction by Harold W. Kuhn ; and an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein.

Published Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  330.015193 VONN    AVAILABLE
Edition 60th anniversary ed.
Physical description xxxii, 739 pages
Contents Theory of Games and Economic Behavior / John von Neumann, Oskar Morgenstern xv -- American Journal of Sociology / Herbert A. Simon 637 -- Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society / Arthur H. Copeland 640 -- American Economic Review / Leonid Hurwicz 646 -- Economica / T. Barna 664 -- Psychometrika / Walter A. Rosenblith 667 -- Heads I Win, and Tails, You Lose / Paul Samuelson 675 -- Big D / Paul Crume 678 -- Mathematics of Games and Economics / E. Rowland 680 -- Theory of Games / Claude Chevalley 683 -- Mathematical Theory of Poker Is Applied to Business Problems / Will Lissner 686 -- A Theory of Strategy / John McDonald 692 -- Collaboration between Oskar Morgenstern and John von Neumann on the Theory of Games / Oskar Morgenstern 712.
Summary This is the classic work upon which modernday game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. In it, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. Not only would this revolutionize economics, but the entirely new field of scientific inquiry it yielded -- game theory -- has since been widely used to analyze a host of real-world phenomena from arms races to optimal policy choices of presidential candidates, from vaccination policy to major league baseball salary negotiations. And it is today established throughout both the social sciences and a wide range of other sciences.
This sixtieth-anniversary edition includes not only the original text but also an introduction by Harold Kuhn, an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein, and contemporary reviews and articles on the book that appeared in the New York Times, The American Economic Review, and a variety of other publications. Together, these writings provide readers a matchless opportunity to more fully appreciate a work whose influence will yet resound for generations to come.
Other author Morgenstein, Oscar.
Subject Game theory.
Economics, Mathematical.
ISBN 0691119937

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