Game theory develops general mathematical formulas and algorithms to identify optimal strategies and to predict the outcome of interactions. The Prisoner's Dilemma is a game analyzed in game theory that shows why two individuals might not cooperate, even though it is in their best interests to cooperate. Game theory studies strategic interaction in competitive and cooperative environments. Game Theory is the science of strategy and attempts to determine what actions different players such as trading partners, employers, unions or even organised crime groups should take to secure the best outcome for themselves. Game theory has already revolutionized economics, and is spreading to a variety of fields including conflict and war. Oskar Morgenstern and mathematician John von Neumann also contributed to game theory. Nobel laureates John Nash, Robert Aumann and Thomas Schelling have done pioneering work in the field of game theory. The 2005 Nobel prize for economics was given to Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann for their work on "game theory."

"I think game theory creates ideas that are important in solving and approaching conflict in general" - Robert Aumann.

On winning the Nobel prize Robert Aumann has said "This is a badge of honour for this branch of science, for game theory."

Thomas Schelling who has said "I'm not really a game theorist" has applied game theory to global security and the cold war arms race.

**Game Theory Society **-
Founded in January 1999, the society aims to promote the investigation, teaching and
application of game theory.

**Evolutionary Game
Theory, Natural Selection, and Darwinian Dynamics** - Thomas L. Vincent, Joel S.
Brown

Darwinian dynamics and evolutionary game theory. The evolutionary game theory developed in
this book provides the tools necessary for understanding many of nature's mysteries.

**Game Theory and Politics**
- Steven J. Brams

Brams shows how game theory can explain and elucidate complex political situations, from
warfare to presidential vetoes. In these cases and others, game theory’s mathematical
structure provides a rigorous, consistent method for formulating, analyzing, and solving
strategic problems.

**Game Theory : A
Nontechnical Introduction** - Morton D. Davis

Lucid coverage of the two-person zero-sum game with
equilibrium points; the general, two-person zero-sum game; utility theory; other topics.

**Game Theory for Applied
Economists** - Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons addresses scholars who want a serious and thorough discussion of game
theory but who may have found other works overly abstract.

**Game Theory: Analysis of
Conflict **- Roger B. Myerson

**An Introduction to Game
Theory** - Martin J. Osborne

Osborne's book is the most complete introduction to game theory available.

**A Course in Game Theory**
- Martin J. Osborne, Ariel Rubinstein

A Course in Game Theory presents the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for
graduate students and advanced undergraduates, emphasizing the theory's foundations and
interpretations of its basic concepts.

**Game Theory Evolving**
- Herbert Gintis

First extensive treatment in a textbook of evolutionary game theory. A major contribution
to the teaching of game theory.

**The Survival Game : How
Game Theory Explains the Biology of Cooperation and Competition** - David P. Barash
- Game theory attempts to explain the dynamics of life as a series of individual games,
each involving specific moves that take place within a strictly delineated set of rules.

**Game Theory at Work: How
to Use Game Theory to Outthink and Outmaneuver Your Competition** - James D. Miller

**Classics in Game Theory**
- Harold William Kuhn

This volume assembles in one sourcebook the basic contributions to the field of game
theory.

**Game Theory and the
Social Contract**, Vol. 1: Playing Fair - Ken Binmore

Ken Binmore argues that game theory provides a systematic tool for investigating ethical
matters.

**Game Theory and the Law**
- Douglas G. Baird, Robert H. Gertner, Randal C. Picker

This book popularizes and extends a new approach (non-cooperative game theory) to the
economic analysis of law.

**Advances in
Understanding Strategic Behaviour : Game Theory, Experiments and Bounded Rationality**
- Steffen Huck

In their variety they reflect an entire spectrum of coexisting approaches: from orthodox
game theory.

**Handbook of Game theory**
- L. A. Petrosjan, V. V. Mazalov (Editors)

**Models in Cooperative
Game Theory : Crisp, Fuzzy, and Multi-Choice Games** - Rodica Branzei, Dinko
Dimitrov, Stef Tijs - This book investigates models in cooperative game theory in which
the players have the possibility to cooperate partially.

**Introducing Game Theory
and its Applications** - Elliot Mendelson

An intelligent guide to game theory, game theoretic notions, and research results.

**Gaming the Market :
Applying Game Theory to Create Winning Trading Strategies** - Ronald B. Shelton -
The first How game theory is applicable to decisions about buying and selling stocks,
bonds, mutual funds, futures, and options.

**Handbook of Game Theory
with Economic Applications** - R. J. Aumann, S. Hart

Journal of Economic Literature - This is the third volume of the Handbook of Game Theory
with Economic Applications.

**Game Theory: A Critical
Text Book** - Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Yanis Varoufakis

Provides a clear explanation for the enduring popularity of game theory and its increasing
centrality to the teaching of economics.

**Game Theory and Economic
Analysis** (Routledge Advances in Game Theory) Book by Christian Schmidt (Editor)

**A Game Theory Analysis
of Options: Contributions to the Theory of Financial Intermediation in Continuous Time**
- Alexandre Ziegler

**Game Theory And
Applications** - L. A. Petrosjan (Editor), V. V. Mazalov (Editor)

**Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age: Strategy as Social Science** - Robert
Ayson.
Thomas Schelling has made some of the most distinctive contributions to strategic studies
in the age of nuclear weapons.

**Decision Making using
Game Theory : An Introduction for Managers** - Anthony Kelly

How game theory can predict the outcome of complex decision-making processes.

**Prospectus for a reorientation of game theory** (P-1491) Book Thomas C
Schelling (Nobel Laureate 2005 for Economics)

**Collected Papers** - Robert J. Aumann

Robert Aumann's groundbreaking career in game theory has spanned over 35 years.

**Repeated Games with
Incomplete Information** - Robert J. Aumann

**Topics in Mathematical
Economics in Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Aumann** - Myrna H. Wooders

Illustrates the wide range of applications of mathematics to economics, game theory, and
social choice.

**Game Theory for
Political Scientists** - James D. Morrow

**Game Theory with
Economic Applications** - H. Scott Bierman, Luis Fernandez

**Decision Analysis, Game
Theory, and Information** - Louis Kaplow, Steven Shavell. -
"Decision Analysis, Game Theory, and Information" is a spin-off title from a new
casebook written by a team of Harvard Law professors.

**Game Theory and Strategy**
- Philip D. Straffin

Game Theory and Strategy is an elegant, crystal-clear expository work.