# Tag: game theory

### Help me learn new things! – Game Theory

This post is part of a series in which I’m dedicating a month to learning about twelve new things this year. The full schedule can

### Repost: What’s 2/3 of the average?

I originally posted the following on August 13, 2009, but if you are unfamiliar with it, have some fun this weekend thinking about it. (That

### Common knowledge

A long time ago I blogged about the notion of common knowledge in game theory. Yesterday, over at the Cheap Talk blog, Jeff Ely put

### War of Attrition: Filibuster Bluff Edition

Taking on faith that John Chait’s interpretation of the reporting is accurate, it seems that Republicans have announced a plan to filibuster the first vote

### Gaming Frivolity

This past week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on whether to overrule two recent Supreme Court decisions that made it much harder for plaintiffs

### Interview with Ben Polak

I learned of Ben Polak through his course Econ 159, available online through Open Yale Courses (see my review). In addition to being a superb

### Passing the Plate for Universal Health Insurance?

My Regular Libertarian Foil ™ (RLF – an acquaintance who often provokes me with unorthodox points of view) recently posed the following question: Why can’t

### Yale’s Econ 159: Game Theory Made Fun

There’s a reason I’ve posted a lot on game theory of late: I was taking a course on the topic, continuing my education by podcast.

### “War of Attrition”: Interpretations and Applications

Last week I posed the war of attrition game, and earlier this week I analyzed it. Building on that analysis, in this post I provide

### Analysis of the “War of Attrition” Game

Last week I posed the following problem from game theory called “war of attrition.” It is a simple yet famous game that explains some strange

### War of Attrition

This is another game theory problem called “war of attrition”:  You and a competitor will battle in rounds for a prize worth \$5. Each round