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Jane Austen, Game Theorist

by Michael Suk-Young Chwe Author · Michael Suk-Young Chwe Author of afterword, colophon, etc.

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Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book, Jane Austen explored game theory's core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago—over a century before its mathematical development during the Cold War. Jane Austen, Game Theorist shows how this beloved writer theorized choice and preferences, prized strategic thinking, and analyzed why superiors are often strategically clueless about inferiors. Exploring a diverse range of literature and folktales, this book illustrates the wide relevance of game theory and how, fundamentally, we are all strategic thinkers.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Edition:
Revised
Publication Date:
2014
Available in:
United States, New Zealand

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Michael Suk-Young Chwe (Author)

Michael Suk-Young Chwe is professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of "Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge" (Princeton).

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Michael Suk-Young Chwe (Author of afterword, colophon, etc.)

Michael Suk-Young Chwe is professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of "Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge" (Princeton).

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Jane Austen, Game Theorist
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