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Game Theory Deconstructed

Game theory deconstructed

Sometime in the early years of the new millennium, the Nobel Prize-winning game theorist Robert Aumann was addressing a press conference in Mumbai. An eager correspondent asked, ‘Tell me, Professor Aumann, in a word, what is game theory?’ Aumann, who looks like a Biblical prophet with his flowing white beard and his crystal-clear blue eyes, paused for a moment. Then he smiled, a broad smile that lit the very corners of his eyes: ‘Let me tell you a story’, he said.

During the Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev was addressing a press conference in New York. He was buttonholed by a reporter: ‘In a word, President Khrushchev, what is the state of the Soviet economy?’ the reporter asked. Khrushchev, known to ...

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