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Game theory

Game theory, as seen in cooperation, mechanism design and adversarial training and dilemmas of collective action and so on.

I have nothing to say about foundational game theory itself, except to note that JD Williams’ book, The Compleat Strategyst (Will86) is online for free, so you should get it.

How long until we approach Nash equilibiruim.


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