Category Archives: Introduction

Fair division

How do you make progress when you need to divide something up between two people but they can’t agree on what is a fair split. The classic example is how to fairly cut a cake. The answer is for one … Continue reading

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Normal form games

There are two main ways in which games can be represented in game theory. One is the normal form (also called strategic form) and the other is the extensive form. This post will explain the normal form. In a normal … Continue reading

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Battle of the sexes: Barack and Michelle

In ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ game a man and a woman are trying to co-ordinate where they meet up one evening. In the usual version of the game the woman would rather go to the opera and the man … Continue reading

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