Game Theory


The study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent, rational decisionmakers, game theory is also known more descriptively as interactive decision theory. For more than six decades, RAND researchers have used game theory to explore economics, political science, psychology, and conflict.

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    A Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy

    Dec 1, 1954

    This 1954 classic on basic concepts of game theory and its applications popularized the subject for amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the world.

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    Bonnie L. Triezenberg

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    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in systems science, University of California-Los Angeles; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Michigan

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    Jonathan William Welburn

    Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in decision science & operations research, University of Wisconsin – Madison; BSc in industrial & systems engineering and economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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    Education B.A. in international relations, Connecticut College; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University