Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Volume I and II


Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Volume I and II

9781788112796 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Luis C. Corchón, Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain and Marco A. Marini, Department of Social and Economic Sciences, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78811 279 6 Extent: 1,128 pp
Game theory explores situations in which agents interact strategically and provides a useful foundation for studying many traditional industrial organization topics. This approach has also enabled the emergence of new areas of enquiry including law and economics, networks, the digital economy, auctions, experimental game theory and many others.

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The first volume of this wide-ranging Handbook contains original contributions by world-class specialists. It provides up-to-date surveys of the main tools of game theory that are used to model industrial organization topics. The Handbook covers numerous subjects in detail including, among others, the tools of lattice programming, supermodular and aggregative games, monopolistic competition, horizontal and vertically differentiated good models, dynamic and Stackelberg games, entry games, evolutionary games with adaptive players, asymmetric information, moral hazard, and learning and information sharing models.

This second volume of the Handbook includes original contributions by experts in the field. It provides up-to-date surveys of the most relevant applications of game theory to industrial organization. The book covers both classical and industrial organization topics such as mergers in markets with homogeneous and differentiated goods, leniency and coordinated effects in cartels and mergers, static and dynamic contests, consumer search and product safety, strategic delegation, platforms and network effects, auctions, environmental and resource economics, intellectual property, healthcare, corruption, experimental industrial organization, and empirical models of research and development.

Authoritative and engaging, this unique Handbook will be an indispensable resource for all serious academics, researchers and students of industrial economics and game theory.
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‘The publication of this Handbook, bringing together game theory and industrial organization, is an occasion worth celebrating. . . . I am truly delighted that there is now a Handbook devoted to this transformative partnership.’
– From the foreword by Eric Maskin

‘With these two volumes, Professors Corchon and Marini have provided an invaluable public good to our profession. They have gathered leading scholars to present a broad and deep overview of the definitive impact that game theory had, and continues to have, on the field of industrial organization over recent years. Any serious researcher wanting to take stock of advances in the field should certainly consider studying the material covered in these volumes, from the more fundamental issues in Volume 1 to the more applied topics presented in Volume 2.’
– David Martimort, Paris School of Economics, France
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