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The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences by Herbert Gintis

Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 978-0-691-14052-0
Date of Publication: 2009


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Reviewed by: Arthur J. Robson of Simon Fraser University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.1.129.r2
Review Pages: 133-36

Book Review Abstract

Arthur J. Robson of Simon Fraser University reviews "The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences" by Herbert Gintis. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins, “Explores how key concepts from the behavioral sciences can complement game theory in providing insights into human behavior. Discusses decision theory and human behavior; game theory--basic concepts; game theory and human behavior; rationalizability and common knowledge of rationality; extensive for....”


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Arthur J. Robson of Simon Fraser University


JEL Classifications

C70: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory: General
D01: Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles


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