Decision and Game Theory: Perspectives, Applications and Challenges


Kyle Chapman (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069030

Human communication can be characterized in terms of game theory as competing motivations in a social game in which one person desires “winning” in terms of obtaining compliance. Furthermore, game theory is an interesting framework for dialogue modeling, both the human dialogue and the human-machine dialogue.

The first chapter describes the author’s contribution on the pragmatics of the dialogue, and proposes a general model of dialogue based on game theory. The second and third chapters review game theory as a way to analyze many different kinds of decisions and decision problems. The remaining chapters present a methodology based on Decision Analysis; decisions in everyday statistics; and an analysis of Thomas Bayes’ famous “Essay Towards Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances.”
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Dialogic Games
(Jean Caelen, Laboratoire LIG, Domaine Universitaire BP, Grenoble Cedex, France)

Applying Game Theory and Signal Detection Theory to Conflict Escalation: A Case Study of a Police Investigator Viewing a Domestic Argument(James M. Honeycutt and Judson H. Eldredge, Louisiana State University, LA, USA)

An Approach to Urban Regeneration by Game Theory and Decisions
(B. Ferri, A. Maturo, Department of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, “G. D’Annunzio University” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

Decisions in Everyday Statistics
(Nicholas T. Longford, SNTL and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

A Decision Analytic Methodology for the Determination of the Site and Dimension of Production Facilities Under Uncertainty
(Mario Luis Chew Hernández, Verónica Velázquez Romero, Rogel Fernando Retes Mantilla and Leopoldo Viveros Rosas, Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Coacalco, México)

Some Additional Remarks on the Essay Towards Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances by Thomas Bayes
(Jean-Pierre Cléro, University of Rouen, Department of Philosophy, Rouen, France)


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