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Thomas S. Schelling: game theory and indirect communication

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  • Estrada, Fernando

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In their recent work Thomas S. Schelling (2007, 2010), reiterating original arguments about game theory and its applications to social sciences. In particular, game theory helps to explore situations in which agents make decisions interdependent (strategic communication). Schelling's originality is to extend economic theory to social sciences. When a player can anticipate the options and influence the decisions of others. The strategy, indirect communication plays a crucial role. To illustrate, we investigate how to perform the payoff matrix in cases of bribery and threat

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34988.

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Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34988

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Keywords: Social Science; Schelling; game theory; strategic communications; bribes; threats;

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