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Game Theory, Complexity and Simplicity. Part III: Critique and Prospective

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A discussion of some of the problems in the utilization of game theoretic solution concepts is given. It is suggested that a considerable broadening of solution concepts is called for to take into account sufficient context. Mass agent simulations appear to offer promise for some economic and societal problems.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1184.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jun 1998
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Publication status: Published in Complexity (1998), 3(5): 34-46
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1184

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