Business, Management and Economics

Game Theory Relaunched

Edited by Hardy Hanappi, ISBN 978-953-51-1078-1, 356 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 27, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2563
Edited Volume

The game is on. Do you know how to play? Game theory sets out to explore what can be said about making decisions which go beyond accepting the rules of a game. Since 1942, a well elaborated mathematical apparatus has been developed to do so; but there is more. During the last three decades game theoretic reasoning has popped up in many other fields as well - from engineering to biology and psychology. New simulation tools and network analysis have made game theory omnipresent these days. This book collects recent research papers in game theory, which come from diverse scientific communities all across the world; they combine many different fields like economics, politics, history, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology. All of them have as a common denominator some method of game theory. Enjoy.

Prof. Hardy Hanappi

University of Technology

Hardy Hanappi was born in Vienna (1951) and studied economics and Informatics at the University of Vienna and at the Technical University of Vienna. Before returning to university he has worked as econometrician for OPEC, and as CEO for the consulting firm ECON GmbH. He then became university teacher and researcher at the TU-Vienna and concentrated on macroeconomics, political economy, simulation methods, and game theory. From 1992 till 1997 he was deputy director of socioeconomics at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. After his return to the TU Vienna he became head of economics, from 2001 till 2005 he also was director of the Institute for Monetary Economics (Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute). He currently is ad personam chair for political economy of European integration, a position granted by the European Commission. He is professorial research associate at SOAS (University of London) where he spent a sabbatical in 2011. Hardy Hanappi now lives in Vienna.

Experience

  • 1982 - current

    University of Technology

  • 2010 - 2013

    University of London - SOAS

  • 1992 - 1997

    Universität Vienna

  • 1980 - 1982

    OPEC (Oil Products Exporting Countries)

  • 2001 - 2005

    Ludwig Boltzman Society

Education

  • 1962 – 1970

    BRG und BG 14, Astgasse 3, Vienna

  • 1991 - 1994

    Technisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, University of Technology, Vienna

    Economics

  • 1982 – 1989

    Sozial- und Wiortschaftswissenschaften, Universität Vienna, Vienna

    Economics

Edited Books

  • Game Theory Relaunched

    The game is on. Do you know how to play? Game theory sets out to explore what can be said about making decisions which go beyond accepting the rules of a game. Since 1942, a well elaborated mathematical apparatus has been developed to do so; but there is more. During the last three decades game theoretic reasoning has popped up in many other fields as well - from engineering to biology and psychology. New simulation tools and network analysis have made game theory omnipresent these days. This book collects recent research papers in game theory, which come from diverse scientific communities all across the world; they combine many different fields like economics, politics, history, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology. All of them have as a common denominator some method of game theory. Enjoy.

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