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This site uses the tools of modern economics and game theory to explore how the interaction of intelligent goal-seeking individuals determines social outcomes. Find out more about game theory.

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Why Polls Are Wrong: I do not expect polls or pundits to predict elections. Here is why. [Posted at 11/10/2016 08:55 AM by David K. Levine ]

Evolution in Action: An interview with Federico Weinschelbaum about our paper Levine, D. K., S. Modica, F. Weinschelbaum and F. Zurita [2015]: "Evolving to the Impatience Trap: The Example of the Farmer-Sheriff Game," AEJ: Microeconomics, 7: 295-317. In Spanish, English translation from Federico here [Posted at 08/27/2016 07:55 AM by David K. Levine ]

Special Issue of Games and Economic Behavior in Honor of Lloyd Shapley: The call for papers is out [Posted at 05/21/2016 01:15 AM by David K. Levine ]

SSRN: For economists concerned about Elsevier taking over SSRN and wishing to archive their papers in a repository that is indexed by RePEc (and hence Google): you may not be aware that RePEc has an archiving service the Munich Personal RePEc Archive. [Posted at 05/17/2016 11:52 PM by David K. Levine ]

Reading List on Institutions and History: The list of books we have been reading in our reading group. [Posted at 01/25/2016 01:14 AM by David K. Levine ]

The Keynesian Illusion: Explained here [Posted at 03/15/2015 02:14 AM by David K. Levine ]

Review of Acemoglu and Robinson's Why Nations Fail: Can we explain the world by extractive and inclusive political institutions? [Posted at 09/30/2012 12:55 AM by David K. Levine ]

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?:

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Latest papers (more papers, more research, more news)

"An Evolutionary Model of Intervention and Peace" [12/13/16] (with S. Modica)
"Collusion Constrained Equilibrium" [09/23/16] (with R. Dutta and S. Modica)
"Learning Dynamics Based on Social Comparisons" [06/30/16] (with J. Block and D. Fudenberg)
"Entertaining Malthus: Bread, Circuses and Economic Growth" [06/22/16] (with R. Dutta, N. Papageorge and L. Wu)
"Voter Participation with Collusive Parties" [05/18/16] (with A. Mattozzi)

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General interest material about game theory, including an introductory essay, a reading list, and a forum for questions and answers. You can also find information about the work of Armen A. Alchian, Jack Hirshleifer and other general interest material.

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