Author Archives: Barry Hughes

Roth and Shapley Nobel Prize winners

The big news in game theory this week is the Nobel Prize that has been awarded to Al Roth and Lloyd Shapley for their work on market design and matching theory.           Rather than me try … Continue reading

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Changing the game by playing it

I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member! Groucho Marx famously said that he would not want to be a member of any club that would want him as a member. This is … Continue reading

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Analysis of UK 2010 elections – Duverger’s Law

I recently wrote about Duverger’s law which explains why a voting system like the one in the US can lead to just two parties surviving. The ‘law’ recognises that people will vote tactically and may not vote for their favourite … Continue reading

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