The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Epistemic Game Theory: An Overview

  • Adam Brandenburger
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_2837

Abstract

The following three articles survey some aspects of the foundations of noncooperative game theory. The goal of work in foundations is to examine in detail the basic ingredients of game analysis.

Keywords

Common knowledge Complete information Epistemic game theory Epistemic game theory: an overview Game theory Harsanyi, J. C Incomplete information Morgenstern, O Non-cooperative game theory Rational behaviour Uncertainty von Neumann, J 

JEL Classification

C7 
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Notes

My thanks to Rena Henderson and Michael James. The Stern School of Business provided financial support.

Bibliography

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  3. Von Neumann, J., and O. Morgenstern. 1944. Theory of games and economic behavior. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 60th anniversary edn, 2004.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Brandenburger
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