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Syria War's Game Theory Is Too Complex to Predict

The number of countries involved in festering Middle East conflicts most closely resembles the situation before World War I. That's frightening.<p>Some strategic games are too complex to be readily modeled, and when we see such games in the real world that’s exactly when we should be the most worried. …

Middle East

Fun interactive game theory simulator shows how trust and mistrust evolve

This simulation, called The Evolution of Trust starts with a variation of the prisoners' dilemma. You can choose to put a coin into a slot. Another …

The Evolution of Trust is a cute explain-o-game about cooperation

Here’s something nice, but also depressing. I started playing The Evolution of Trust [official site], a short browser-based game, expecting it to …

PC Gaming

Using Python in R to study Game Theory

I just got back from a great camping holiday and as usual have started my return by working through email. One particular email has asked if it was …

Python Programming

The Irish border and the revenge of Game Theory

This is why we are still likely to end up with some kind of border in Ireland

What is the 'El Farol Bar problem' in game theory?

CONCEPTUAL | Comment<p>January 30, 2018 00:15 IST<p>Updated: January 29, 2018 23:50 IST<p>This refers to a logical puzzle that asks how the people in a town, …

How game theory could help ensure you will get blood when you need it

Blood shortages in the United States are now at the critical level because of severe weather nationally, coupled with widespread flu. Hundreds of blood drives have been canceled this winter, and the donor base has decreased because of illnesses as well as difficulties encountered in reaching …

Red Cross

Do gamers behave the way game theory predicts they should?

When faced with a decision, people have varying ways of analyzing the choices. Give many people the same information, and they’ll all think about the …

Game theory experts: credibility is key for a successful 'no deal' Brexit strategy

Brexit negotiations are complex but, at their core, they are exactly the same as any other negotiation in life. It is in the interests of both …

What Makes People Cooperate with Strangers?

Human beings are among the most cooperative species on the planet. Yet it’s not always safe to cooperate with a stranger. What if they don’t have …

Here's how you can use game theory to stop people stealing your milk at work

Milk theft. It's the scourge of workplace kitchens across Australia. But it ends today.<p>If you are regularly grabbing your bottle from the office …

John F. Nash

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#GameTheory: What is it?

<b>By David K Levine, Professor of Economics, UCLA</b><p>What economists call game theory psychologists call the theory of social situations, which is an …

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The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul

ECONOMISTS can be a haughty bunch. But a decade of trauma has had a chastening effect. They are rethinking old ideas, asking new questions and …

Game Theory And Why Early Brexit Discussions Were Destined To Fail

We will explore several important aspects of the ongoing Brexit negotiations over the course of a number of posts. Our intent is that they will …

United Kingdom

How To Win A Nuclear Standoff

President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s saber-rattling is dangerous, but not irrational<p><b>Shall we play a game?</b><p>Imagine that a crisp $100 bill lies on a table …

Finally, a way to do easy randomization inference in Stata!

Randomization inference has been increasingly recommended as a way of analyzing data from randomized experiments, especially in samples with a small …

A general evolutionary framework for the role of intuition and deliberation in cooperation

Altmetric: 28<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Letter<p>Stephan Jagau<br>• & Matthijs van Veelen<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> <b>volume 1</b>, Article number: 0152 …

A Mathematical Model of Altruism

Local connections between people could be essential for broader-scale cooperation.<p>The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come together to build cities, civilizations and cultures, but we also destroy these through violence against each other and …

Mathematics

The Technoethicist: Is lying on social media OK?

<i>The Technoethicist is a regular column addressing tech’s ethical quandaries. Submit a question to technoethicist@technical.ly and IMA founder Greg</i> …

Econometrics: Angrist and Pischke are at it Again | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

(This article was originally published at No Hesitations, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)<p>Check out the new Angrist-Pischke (AP), "Undergraduate …

Algorithms

Python for Econometrics

New material added to the third edition on January 3, 2017<p>Python is a widely used general purpose programming language, which happens to be well …

Stanford Professor Combines Machine Learning and Econometrics | News | The Harvard Crimson

As part of the Economics Department’s Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture Series, Stanford economics professor Susan Athey lectured on new methods …

Athey and Imbens on Machine Learning and Econometrics | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

Readers of this blog will recognize the ML characteristics as closely matching those of TSE! Rob Engle's V-Lab at NYU Stern's Volatility Institute, …

Econometrics vs. Machine Learning With Temporal Patterns

A few months ago, I did publish a (long) post entitled "some thoughts on economics, mathematics, econometrics, machine learning, etc". In that post, …