# Putting game theory to the test

@article{Pool1995PuttingGT, title={Putting game theory to the test}, author={Robert Pool}, journal={Science}, year={1995}, volume={267}, pages={1591 - 1593} }

When three game theorists won the Nobel Prize in economics last October, the award spotlighted a theoretical tool that has quietly spread across several areas of science, gaining power as it goes. Game theory, which untangles complex situations in which the best strategy of one player depends on the actions of another, was originally devised to study poker, chess, and the like. Later, economists adapted it to explain markets and competition, and since the 1970s it has attracted researchers from…

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