Special Issue "Game Theory and Political Economy"
A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014) | Viewed by 37560
Interests: political economy of development; institutional political economy; and collective action; particularly with a game-theoretic approach; inequality; labor economics
This issue will focus on applied game theory, addressing broadly defined issues of political economy. Topics can range from micro-level interactions within workplaces, firms, political organizations, and community groups; to intermediate-level market, industry, community, or inter-organizational transactions; to macro-level national, regional, population, or global interactions. We welcome models that advance the understanding of social dilemmas and collective-action problems, including studies that address the distribution of power and policy implications. We are particularly interested in models that illustrate how strategic behavior responds to three or more of the following factors: informal institutional context (e.g., social norms); formal institutions (rules and laws); organizational development; exercises of power; available information; motivation as reflected in incentives based on given or developing (perhaps context-sensitive) preference orientations; information processing; social learning; and agent's understandings (cognition). A variety of methodological approaches are welcome; for example, models may operate with given preference orientations, and/or institutional settings or may address associated developmental processes. Likewise, conceptions of strategic agents (individuals or organizations) may utilize material and/or social preferences, based on either substantive rationality (agents have sufficient cognition to estimate best responses) or bounded rationality (cognitive limits and costs to processing information). Accordingly, game-theoretic approaches may be classical, evolutionary, behavioral, or epistemic. Overall, we encourage focus on how strategic behavior affects prospects for fruitful exchange, cooperation, and/or development.
Prof. Dr. William D. Ferguson
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- strategic interaction
- social dilemmas
- collective action
- evolutionary game theory
- epistemic game theory
- behavioral game theory
- bounded rationality
- firm behavior
- social preference