What is Game Theory?
Reviews of Game
Theory Texts


Would you like to learn about game theory? For
the complete novice, I would recommend Thinking Strategically by
A. Dixit and B. Nalebuff (Norton, 1991). This is good general reading.
If you are interested in getting deeper into the subject (at roughly
the undergraduate level) you should try Game Theory with Economic
Applications by H. Bierman and L. Fernandez (AddisonWesley,
1993). The next step up is the graduate level text Game
Theory by D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole from MIT Press. There are
also two other advanced textbooks worth taking a look at: Fun and
Games: A Text on Game Theory by K. Binmore (D.C. Heath, 1992), a
very focused and mathematical treatment aimed at the advanced
undergraduate, and R. Myerson's Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict from
Harvard University Press. Also of interest is D. Kreps A Course in
Microeconomic Theory (Princeton University Press, 1990). This is
a general purpose graduate level textbook in microeconomics, but the
treatment of game theoretic issues is especially good. Also take a look
at the reviews of
game theory textbooks.


