Papers in Game Theory

  • John C. Harsanyi

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bargaining Models

  3. Properties of Equilibrium Points

  4. Probabilistic Models

  5. Noncooperative Models for Cooperative Games

  6. Game-Theoretical Analysis of Moral Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-260

About this book


This volume contains twelve of my game-theoretical papers, published in the period of 1956-80. It complements my Essays on Ethics, Social Behavior, and Scientific Explanation, Reidel, 1976, and my Rational Behavior and Bargaining Equilibrium in Games and Social Situations, Cambridge University Press, 1977. These twelve papers deal with a wide range of game-theoretical problems. But there is a common intellectual thread going though all of them: they are all parts of an attempt to generalize and combine various game-theoretical solution concepts into a unified solution theory yielding one-point solutions for both cooperative and noncooperative games, and covering even such 'non-classical' games as games with incomplete information. SECTION A The first three papers deal with bargaining models. The first one discusses Nash's two-person bargaining solution and shows its equivalence with Zeuthen's bargaining theory. The second considers the rationality postulates underlying the Nash-Zeuthen theory and defends it against Schelling's objections. The third extends the Shapley value to games without transferable utility and proposes a solution concept that is at the same time a generaliza­ tion of the Shapley value and of the Nash bargaining solution.


bargaining cooperative games equilibrium game theory probability

Authors and affiliations

  • John C. Harsanyi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8369-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2527-9
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