书评John F. Nash jr., Princeton University, Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences
Dixit and Skeath recognize the possibility of teaching the concepts of game theory at the earliest stages of the undergraduate curriculum; this is very progressive and praiseworthy. Using Games of Strategy, students everywhere--budding military strategists at Annapolis and economic theorists in training at Chicago alike--will be able to enjoy an early introduction to the field. The generous variety of illustrative specific cases has the effect that what is learned can be more easily retained than if there were only the assertion of theoretical concepts without enlightening examples. Paul A. Samuelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences
To know game theory is to change your lifetime way of thinking. Games of Strategy is a delightful skeleton key to the twenty-first century''s emerging culture. Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College
I have long thought that an elementary game theory text was a great idea, and I have reviewed a number of book proposals and manuscripts by economists hoping to produce such a book. Games of Strategy is super, both in its initial objectives and in its execution of them. Vincent Crawford, University of California-San Diego
A marvelous book! Every topic is right on target, and the exposition is extraordinary. You can count me among the many people who will find it the best undergraduate text on the subject. Larry Evans, College of William and Mary
Thanks very much for allowing me to use the draft version of Games of Strategy, by Avinash Dixit and Susan Skeath. It is a superb book, probably the best text that I have used in my twelve years as a college professor. My sense is that it quickly will become the most widely used nontechnical introduction to game theory. It is extremely well done. Robert Powell, University of California-Berkeley
Games of Strategy provides a marvelous introduction to game theory. It is full of engaging examples drawn from economics, political science, and other areas. This book would serve very well as the core text for a nontechnical game theory course in political science departments.
is the John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. An internationally recognized economist, he has made important contributions in several major field, including game theory. He is the author of several books, including Thinking Strategically
and Investment Under Uncertainty. Susan Skeath
is Professor and Chair of Economics at Wellesley College, where she introduced game theory courses into the school's curriculum. She conducts research in international trade theory. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.