E1:254 Game Theory




Text Books:
  • Y. Narahari, Dinesh Garg, Ramasuri Narayanam, Hastagiri Prakash Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions. Springer Series in Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing (AIKP), London, UK, 2009. (URL:http://www.springer.com/math/applications/book/978-1-84800-937-0)
  • Roger B. Myerson. Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict. Harvard University Press, September 1997.
  • Andreu Mas-Colell, Michael D. Whinston, and Jerry R. Green. Microeconomic Theory. Oxford University Press, New York, 1995.
  • Martin J. Osborne, Ariel Rubinstein. A Course in Game Theory. The MIT Press, August 1994.
  • Philip D. Straffin, Jr. Game Theory and Strategy. The Mathematical Association of America, January 1993.
  • Ken Binmore, "Fun and Games : A Text On Game Theory", D. C. Heath & Company, 1992.
  • Paul Klemperer, Auctions: Theory and Practice, The Toulouse Lectures in Economics, Princeton University Press, 2004.

Classic Papers in Game Theory and Mechanism Design:
  • M. Shubik, "On the Scope of Gaming", Management Science, Vol. 18, No. 5, Jan., 1972.
  • R.B. Myerson, "NASH Equilibrium and The History of Economic Theory", Journal of Economic Literature 36:1067-1082 (1999).
  • M. Shubik, "Game Theory: Economic Applications",International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Macmillan Co. and The Free Press, 1968.
  • M. Shubik, "Games of Status", Behavioral Science, Vol. 16, No.2, Mar., 1971.
  • M. Shubik, "Game Theory, Complexity, and Simplicity, Part III: Critique and Prospective".
  • R.J. Aumann, "Kakutani Fixed point Theorem".
  • J.F. Nash, "Non-Cooperative Games", The Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Volume 54, Issue 2(Sept., 1951),286-295.
  • T. Quint and M. Shubik, "A Bound on the number of Nash Equilibria in a Coordinate Game", Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 1095.
  • J.F. Anscombe, R.J. Aumann, "A Definition of Subjective Probability", The Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 34, No. 1(Mar., 1963), 199-205.
  • M.O. Jackson, "Bayesian Implementation", Economitrica, Vol. 59, No. 2(Mar. ,1991), 461-477.
  • J. Nash, "The Bargaining Problem", Economitrica, Vol. 18, No. 2, (Apr., 1950), 155-162.
  • A.E. Roth, "The Nash Solution and the Utility of Bargaining", Economitrica, Vol. 46, No. 3(May., 1978), 587-594.
  • M. Shubik, "Some Simple Games for Teaching and Research, Part 1: Cooperative Games".
  • J.F. Nash, "Two-Person Cooperative Games", Economitrica, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Jan., 1953), 128-140.
  • H.E. Scarf, "On the Existence of a Cooperative Solution for a General Class of N-Person Games", Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 3, No. 2, June, 1971.
  • G. Debreu and H. Scarf, "A Limit Theorem On The Core of An Economy", International Economic Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, Sept., 1963.
  • R.J. Aumann, "The Shapley Value".
  • R.J. Aumann, Economic Applications of the Shapley Value.
  • W. Vickrey, "Counterspeculation, Auctions, and Competitively Sealed Tenders". Journal of Finance 16, 8-37, 1961.
  • E. Clarke, "Multipart Pricing of Public Goods". Public Choice 11, 17-33, 1971.
  • T. Groves, "Incentives in Teams", Econometrica, Vol. 41, No. 4(Jul., 1973), 617-631.
  • K.J. Arrow and R. Radner, "Allocation of Resources in Large Teams", Econometrica, 1979.
  • C d'Aspremont and L A GĀ“erard-Varet. Incentives and incomplete information. Journal of Public Economics, 11, 25-45, 1979.


Survey Articles:
  • P. Klemperer and E. Elgar, "Auction Theory: A Guide to the Literature", in Journal of Economic Surveys, 1999.
  • R.P. McAfee and J. McMillan, "Auctions and Bidding", in the Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 25, Isseue 2(Jun., 1987), p.699-738.
  • M.O. Jackson, "Mechanism Theory", in Humanities and Social Sciences, Oct. 2000, p.228-277.
  • D.C. Parkes, "Classic Mechanism Design", Chapter 2, Ph.D thesis, May, 2001.
  • D. Garg, Y. Narahari, "Foundations of Mechanism Design", Technical Report, Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • P.R. Milgrom and R.J. Weber, "A Theory of Auctions and Competetive Bidding", in Economitrica, Vol. 50, Isseue 5(Sept., 1982), p.1089-1122.
  • J. Kalagnanam and D.C. Parkes, "Auctions, Bidding and Exchange Design", Book chapter in S. Levi, Wu, Shen: Supply Chain Analysis in the eBusiness Area, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
  • Y. Narahari and P. Dayama, "Combinatorial Auctions for Electronic Business", to appear in Sadhana (Special Issue on Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business), 2005.
  • T.S. Chandrashekar, Y. Narahari, C.H. Rosa, D. Kulkarni, and J.D. Tew, "Auction Based Mechanisms for Electronic Procurement, Working Paper, Electronic Enterprises Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, 2005.


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