Strategies and Games: Theory and PracticeGame theory has become increasingly popular among undergraduate as well as business school students. This text is the first to provide both a complete theoretical treatment of the subject and a variety of realworld applications, primarily in economics, but also in business, political science, and the law. Strategies and Games grew out of Prajit Dutta's experience teaching a course in game theory over the last six years at Columbia University.The book is divided into three parts: Strategic Form Games and Their Applications, Extensive Form Games and Their Applications, and Asymmetric Information Games and Their Applications. The theoretical topics include dominance solutions, Nash equilibrium, backward induction, subgame perfect equilibrium, repeated games, dynamic games, BayesNash equilibrium, mechanism design, auction theory, and signaling. An appendix presents a thorough discussion of singleagent decision theory, as well as the optimization and probability theory required for the course.Every chapter that introduces a new theoretical concept opens with examples and ends with a case study. Case studies include Global Warming and the Internet, Poison Pills, Treasury Bill Auctions, and Final Jeopardy. Each part of the book also contains several chapterlength applications including Bankruptcy Law, the NASDAQ market, OPEC, and the Commons problem. This is also the first text to provide a detailed analysis of dynamic strategic interaction. 
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Great book so far. Although page 9 is missing.
Contents
A FIRST LOOK AT THE APPLICATIONS  3 
A FIRST LOOK AT THE THEORY  17 
THEORY AND PRACTICE  33 
STRATEGIC FORM GAMES AND DOMINANT STRATEGIES  35 
DOMINANCE SOLVABILITY  49 
DOMINANCE SOLVABILITY  51 
NASH EQUILIBRIUM  63 
COURNOT DUOPOLY  75 
INFINITELY REPEATED GAMES  227 
COMPETITION AND COLLUSION IN THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET  243 
OPEC  257 
DYNAMIC GAMES WITH AN APPLICATION TO THE COMMONS PROBLEM  275 
THEORY AND APPLICATIONS  291 
MORAL HAZARD AND INCENTIVES THEORY  293 
GAMES WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION  309 
IN A COURNOT DUOPOLY  331 
THE COMMONS PROBLEM  91 
MIXED STRATEGIES  103 
NATURAL MONOPOLY AND BANKRUPTCY LAW  121 
ZEROSUM GAMES  139 
THEORY AND APPLICATIONS  155 
EXTENSIVE FORM GAMES AND BACKWARD INDUCTION  157 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  179 
SUBGAME PERFECT EQUILIBRIUM  193 
FINITELY REPEATED GAMES  209 