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Economic History and Game Theory: a Survey

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  • Avner Greif

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First draft: August 20, 1996 This draft: June 25, 1997 This paper surveys the small, yet growing, literature that employs game theory for economic history analysis. It elaborates on the promise and challenge of integrating game theoretical and economic history analyses and presents the approaches taken in conducting such an integration. Most of the essay, however, is devoted to presenting studies in economic history that utilize game theory as their main analytical framework. Studies are presented based on their substance to highlight the range of potential topics in economic history that can be and had been enriched through a game theoretical analysis.

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Paper provided by Stanford University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97017.

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  1. Kaire P├Áder, 2006. "What We Research in Social Sciences: Is Homo Oeconomicus Dead?," Working Papers 137, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology.
  2. George Egorov & Konstantin Sonin, 2005. "The Killing Game: Reputation and Knowledge in Non-Democratic Succession," Economics Working Papers 0054, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.

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