Game Theory Evolving

Author: Herbert Gintis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691140510
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This revised edition contains new material & shows students how to apply game theory to model human behaviour in ways that reflect the special nature of sociality & individuality. It continues its in-depth look at cooperation in teams, agent-based simulations, experimental economics, & the evolution & diffusion of preferences.

Vocabularies of International Relations After the Crisis in Ukraine

Author: Andrey Makarychev
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315457326
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The conflict in Ukraine and Russia's annexation of Crimea has undoubtedly been a pivotal moment for policy makers and military planners in Europe and beyond. Many analysts see an unexpected character in the conflict and expect negative reverberations and a long-lasting period of turbulence and uncertainty, the de-legitimation of international institutions and a declining role for global norms and rules. Did these events bring substantial correctives and modifications to the extant conceptualization of International Relations? Does the conflict significantly alter previous assumptions and foster a new academic vocabulary, or, does it confirm the validity of well-established schools of thought in international relations? Has the crisis in Ukraine confirmed the vitality and academic vigour of conventional concepts? These questions are the starting points for this book covering conceptualisations from rationalist to reflectivist, and from quantitative to qualitative. Most contributors agree that many of the old concepts, such as multi-polarity, spheres of influence, sovereignty, or even containment, are still cognitively valid, yet believe the eruption of the crisis means that they are now used in different contexts and thus infused with different meanings. It is these multiple, conceptual languages that the volume puts at the centre of its analysis. This text will be of great interest to students and scholars studying international relations, politics, and Russian and Ukrainian studies.

Social Behaviour

Author: Tamás Székely
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107079810
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Humans live in large and extensive societies and spend much of their time interacting socially. Likewise, most other animals also interact socially. Social behaviour is of constant fascination to biologists and psychologists of many disciplines, from behavioural ecology to comparative biology and sociobiology. The two major approaches used to study social behaviour involve either the mechanism of behaviour - where it has come from and how it has evolved, or the function of the behaviour studied. With guest articles from leaders in the field, theoretical foundations along with recent advances are presented to give a truly multidisciplinary overview of social behaviour, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Topics include aggression, communication, group living, sexual behaviour and co-operative breeding. With examples ranging from bacteria to social mammals and humans, a variety of research tools are used, including candidate gene approaches, quantitative genetics, neuro-endocrine studies, cost-benefit and phylogenetic analyses and evolutionary game theory.

Generalized Microeconomics

Author: Hlaváček, Jiří
Publisher: Karolinum Press
ISBN: 8024620243
Format: PDF, ePub
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The generalization of microeconomics enables model descriptions of economic rationality, even in fields that standard microeconomics more or less avoids, like nonprofit sectors of market economies, altruism, or externalities. Here, the authors broaden the scope of microeconomics while treating standard profit maximization as a special case. They argue, ultimately, that the generalizing criterion is a Darwinian maximization of the probability of survival.

The American Economic Review

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Includes papers and proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. Covers all areas of economic research.

Modelling in Ecological Economics

Author: John L. R. Proops
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book focuses on modelling in ecological economics and offers a comprehensive overview of current and emerging methods of applying mathematical, computational and conceptual methods to environmental issues." "In each of the specially commissioned chapters, the expert authors have tried to limit the level of complexity to create a unique and accessible resources. As such, this book should have a wide appeal amongst scholars, researchers and students with an interest in modelling techniques and their use in ecological and environmental economics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Derivatives in Islamic Finance

Author: Sherif Ayoub
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748695729
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shedding light on the way the Islamic finance industry conceptualises the role of financial instruments in a market risk management framework that adheres to the objectives of Islamic jurisprudence, Sherif Ayoub explains the issues surrounding the avoidan