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Om Game Theory and Mechanism Design
This book offers a self-sufficient treatment of a key tool, game theory and mechanism design, to model, analyze, and solve centralized as well as decentralized design problems involving multiple autonomous agents that interact strategically in a rational and intelligent way. The contents of the book provide a sound foundation of game theory and mechanism design theory which clearly represent the “science” behind traditional as well as emerging economic applications for the society.The importance of the discipline of game theory has been recognized through numerous Nobel prizes in economic sciences being awarded to game theorists, including the 2005, 2007, and 2012 prizes. The book distills the marvelous contributions of these and other celebrated game theorists and presents it in a way that can be easily understood even by senior undergraduate students.A unique feature of the book is its detailed coverage of mechanism design which is the art of designing a game among strategic agents so that a social goal is realized in an equilibrium of the induced game. Another feature is a large number of illustrative examples that are representative of both classical and modern applications of game theory and mechanism design. The book also includes informative biographical sketches of game theory legends, and is specially customized to a general engineering audience.After a thorough reading of this book, readers would be able to apply game theory and mechanism design in a principled and mature way to solve relevant problems in computer science (esp, artificial intelligence/machine learning), computer engineering, operations research, industrial engineering and microeconomics.Contents:Introduction and OverviewNon-Cooperative Game Theory:Key Notions in Game TheoryExtensive Form GamesStrategic Form GamesDominant Strategy EquilibriaPure Strategy Nash EquilibriaMixed Strategies and Mixed Strategy Nash EquilibriumUtility TheoryMatrix GamesExistence of Nash EquilibriumComputation of Nash EquilibriaComplexity of Computing a Nash EquilibriumBayesian GamesMechanism Design:Introduction to Mechanism DesignImplementation of Social Choice Functions by MechanismsIncentive Compatibility and Revelation TheoremThe Gibbard-Satterthwaite Impossibility TheoremVickrey-Clarke- Groves (VCG) MechanismsMechanism Design Space in Quasilinear EnvironmentAuctionsOptimal Mechanisms and Myerson AuctionMechanism Design for Sponsored Search AuctionsImplementation in Ex-Post Nash EquilibriumFurther Topics in Mechanism DesignCooperative Game Theory:Correlated Strategies and Correlated EquilibriumThe Two Person Bargaining ProblemCoalitional Games with Transferable UtilityThe Core of Coalitional GamesThe Shapley ValueOther Solution Concepts in Cooperative Game TheoryStable MatchingEpilogueMathematical PreliminariesReadership: Senior undergraduate, first year master's, and first year research students, academics and industrial researchers in computer science, computer engineering, networks and communications, artificial intelligence/machine learning, operations research, industrial engineering, management science, and microeconomics.