Schelling, von Neumann, and the Event that Didn't Occur

@article{Field2014SchellingVN,
  title={Schelling, von Neumann, and the Event that Didn't Occur},
  author={Alexander J. Field},
  journal={Games},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={53-89}
}
  • A. Field
  • Published 2014
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Games
Thomas Schelling was recognized by the Nobel Prize committee as a pioneer in the application of game theory and rational choice analysis to problems of politics and international relations. However, although he makes frequent references in his writings to this approach, his main explorations and insights depend upon and require acknowledgment of its limitations. One of his principal concerns was how a country could engage in successful deterrence. If the behavioral assumptions that commonly… Expand

Topics from this paper

Return Comovement
We examine the intra-market comovement of returns within each of 33 economies' stock exchanges operating from 1995 through 2013, and we use a model-free comovement gauge to explore the differencesExpand
Western Atomism and Its Culture-Bound Syndromes
The stabilization of human cognition via feedback from embedding social and cultural contexts is a dynamic process deeply intertwined with it, constituting, in a sense, the riverbanks directing theExpand
Inequality of Happiness: Evidence of the Compression of the Subjective-Wellbeing Distribution with Economic Growth
The use of Subjective Wellbeing (SWB) measures in economics research has grown markedly (Kahneman and Krueger 2006). This has come about for at least two reasons. First, the measures have beenExpand
Closed-system ‘economic’ models for psychiatric disorders: Western atomism and its culture-bound syndromes
  • R. Wallace
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Cognitive Processing
  • 2015
TLDR
High rates of psychopathic and antisocial personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder emerge as culture-bound syndromes particular to Western or Westernizing societies, or to those undergoing social disintegration. Expand
Using Game Theory to Understand Screening for Domestic Violence Under the TANF Family Violence Option
Universal screening for domestic violence in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is required by most states, but its implementation is questionable. This paper employs gameExpand
Information provision before a contract is offered
This paper considers an agency model in which the agent can update the principal’s belief before the contract is offered. We identify that the agent who has a bad potential to perform the task has aExpand
The increasing happiness of US parents
Abstract Previous research suggests that parents may be less happy than non-parents. We critically assess the literature and examine parents’ and non-parents’ happiness-trends using the GeneralExpand
Lower Bounds on Approximation Errors: Testing the Hypothesis That a Numerical Solution Is Accurate
We propose a novel methodology for evaluating the accuracy of numerical solutions to dynamic economic models. Speci…cally, we construct a lower bound on the size of approximation errors. A smallExpand
Lower Bounds on Approximation Errors to Numerical Solutions of Dynamic Economic Models
We propose a novel methodology for evaluating the accuracy of numerical solutions to dynamic economic models. It consists in constructing a lower bound on the size of approximation errors. A smallExpand
Strategies for Improving Contractors' Defense Acquisition Cost Estimates
Strategies for Improving Contractors’ Defense Acquisition Cost Estimates by Kenneth G. Peters MS, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011 MBA, Walden University, 2008 BS, Rochester Institute ofExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 77 REFERENCES
Robert Aumann ’ s and Thomas Schelling ’ s Contributions to Game Theory : Analyses of Conflict and Cooperation
1. Introduction Wars and other conflicts are among the main sources of human misery. A minimum of cooperation is a prerequisite for a prosperous society. Life in an anarchic " state of nature " withExpand
Prisoner's Dilemma
From the Publisher: Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-calledExpand
The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists -- a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the OvalExpand
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
THIS book is based on the theory that the economic man attempts to maximize his share of the world's goods and services in the same way that a participant in a game involving many players attempts toExpand
Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction
Game theory, the formalized study of strategy, began in the 1940s by asking how emotionless geniuses should play games, but ignored until recently how average people with emotions and limitedExpand
Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb comes this brilliant account of the post-war superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade when the UnitedExpand
The Strategy of Conflict.
Rigor or Rigor Mortis? Rational Choice and Security Studies
  • S. Walt
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 1999
T h e past decade has witnessed a growing controversy over the status of formal approaches in political science, and especially the growing prominence of formal rational choice theory. RationalExpand
A Model Disagreement
  • S. Walt
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 1999
y purpose in writing "Rigor or Rigor Mortis?" was to evaluate the contributions of formal rational choice theory to the field of security studies.' I argued that formal theory was useful-but notExpand
Reconciling Rationality with Deterrence
This article argues that classical (or rational) deterrence theory is logically inconsistent, empirically inaccurate and prescriptively deficient. In its stead it offers an alternative theoreticalExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...