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Jane Austen, Game Theorist by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 978-0-691-15576-0
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Rakesh V. Vohra of University of Pennsylvania
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.4.1183.r3
Review Pages: 1187-90

Book Review Abstract

Rakesh V. Vohra of University of Pennsylvania reviews, "Jane Austen, Game Theorist" by Michael Suk-Young Chwe. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the ways in which the core ideas of game theory appear in Jane Austen's novels. Discusses the argument; game theory in context; folk tales and human rights; game theory in Flossie and the Fox; Austen's six novels; Austen's foundations of game theory; Austen's competing models; Austen on what strategic thinking is not; Austen's innovations; Austen on strategic thinking's disadvantages; Austen's intentions; Austen on cluelessness; and real-world cluelessness. Chwe is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles."


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Rakesh V. Vohra of University of Pennsylvania


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C70: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory: General


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