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6: Game Theory

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    • 6.1: Game Theory Introduction
      Game theory is the study of strategic interactions between players. The key to understanding strategic decision making is to understand your opponent’s point of view, and to deduce his or her likely responses to your actions.
    • 6.2: Cooperative Strategy (Collusion)
      Cooperative Strategy is a strategy that leads to the highest joint payoff for all players. Thus, the cooperative strategy is identical to collusion, where players work together to achieve the best joint outcome.

    Thumbnail: From an evolutionary game theory the four alternative social forms of strategic interaction. (Public Domain; Pearson Scott Foresman via Wikipedia)


    6: Game Theory is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Andrew Barkley (New Prairie Press/Kansas State University Libraries) .

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