Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Strategy and Game Theory

Practice Exercises with Answers

Authors: Munoz-Garcia, Felix, Toro-Gonzalez, Daniel

  • Provides over ninety worked-out exercises on game theory with detailed step-by-step explanations
  • Emphasizes the economic principles behind each exercise and avoids unnecessary complex notation
  • Helps undergraduate and master’s level students  understand  equilibrium behavior in strategic settings
  • Ranks exercises according to difficulty for self-guided study
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents worked-out exercises on game theory with detailed step-by-step explanations. While most textbooks on game theory focus on theoretical results, this book focuses on providing practical examples in which students can learn to systematically apply theoretical solution concepts to different fields of economics and business. The text initially presents games that are required in most courses at the undergraduate level and gradually advances to more challenging games appropriate for masters level courses. The first six chapters cover complete-information games, separately analyzing simultaneous-move and sequential-move games, with applications in industrial economics, law, and regulation. Subsequent chapters dedicate special attention to incomplete information games, such as signaling games, cheap talk games, and equilibrium refinements, emphasizing common steps and including graphical illustrations to focus students’ attention on the most relevant payoff comparisons at each point of the analysis.  In addition, exercises are ranked according to their difficulty, with a letter (A-C) next to the exercise number. This allows students to pace their studies and instructors to structure their classes accordingly. By providing detailed worked-out examples, this text gives students at various levels the tools they need to apply the tenets of game theory in many fields of business and economics. This text is appropriate for introductory-to-intermediate courses in game theory at the upper undergraduate and master’s level.  

About the authors

Felix Muñoz-Garcia is an Associate Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. His research focuses on the areas of microeconomics, industrial organization, and game theory, with applications to environmental regulation under incomplete information and firms’ entry-deterring practices in polluting industries. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He has published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, Theory and Decision, Journal of Regulatory Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among others.
Daniel Toro-González is an Associate Professor in the School of Economic and Business at Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar. His research is in industrial organization and econometrics, with applications to technology adoption, transportation, and the food industry. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington State University in 2012. He has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Dominance Solvable Games

    Munoz-Garcia, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium and Simultaneous-Move Games with Complete Information

    Munoz-Garcia, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 25-60

  • Mixed Strategies, Strictly Competitive Games, and Correlated Equilibria

    Munoz-Garcia, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 61-106

  • Sequential-Move Games with Complete Information

    Munoz-Garcia, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 107-143

  • Applications to Industrial Organization

    Munoz-Garcia, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 145-181

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32963-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32962-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategy and Game Theory
Book Subtitle
Practice Exercises with Answers
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32963-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32963-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32962-8
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
103 b/w illustrations, 156 illustrations in colour
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