Category Archives: Game theory

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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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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Ryder Cup – why the playing order matters

With the Ryder Cup just about to start it is a good time to think about the game theory involved in the selecting the order that the players play in. A lot of time and discussion goes into trying to … Continue reading

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