Game theory in the popular press.


Game theory and economics in the news

May 3, 2005 The Times of India, Dogmatic rationality becomes irrelevant
(by Ashok Vohra)
2005 Beliefnet, Rooting for the Joneses
Describes the human emotion of jealousy as "a perfect paradigm of insufficiency: I am less because you are more. It's a zero-sum game." (by Marc Ian Barasch)
May 10, 2003 New Scientist, To trust is human
One researcher suggests a hormonal cause of good will in games and an inverse link between religion and altrusim. (by Ken Grimes)
November 15, 2002 Miami Herald, Nash of 'A Beautiful Mind' fame testifies in Benlate case
John Nash acts as expert witness in support of game theory in the court room.
October 25, 2002 Harvard Crimson, Philosopher attacks self-interest
Philosopher offers resolution to prisoner's dilemma relying on the establishment of "social identities."
October 22, 2002 Daily Hampshire Gazette, 'Game theory': excuse for anything
Local columnist blames the field of game theory for the existence of unethical behavior.
March 1, 2001 Rationally Speaking, Game theory, rational egoism and the evolution of fairness
Asks if ethics are rational and discusses the ultimatum game.
May 1, 1999 New Jersey Lawyer, Negotiating better results for your clients
Rules for negotiation and repeated encounters