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Games: An Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal

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  • Carlos Alós-Ferrer

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    (Founding Editor-in-Chief of Games, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Box 150, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany)

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Over the last fifty years, game theory has evolved from a mathematical theory of optimal behaviour in stylized situations (“games”) to a general theory of human behaviour, be it actually observed or normatively desirable. Its scope includes both the mathematical modelling and analysis of competition and conflict and the study of human behaviour in strategic contexts and its determinants. Nowadays, game theory has become the language of economics and is increasingly becoming one of the main methods of analysis in several social sciences. Its theoretical underpinnings can be viewed as a mathematical subdiscipline, while its more behavioural offshoots benefit from cross-fertilization with psychology. Game theory has grown within economics but is, by its very nature, interdisciplinary, to the extent that no game theorist can or should define him or herself in disciplinary terms anymore. [...]

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Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 1-2

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Handle: RePEc:gam:jgames:v:1:y:2009:i:1:p:1-2:d:5862

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