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Game Theory in Relation to US Politics   Game theory is applicable in many multi-party ordeals throughout many aspects of life itself. This article discusses many aspects in game theory in relation to leaks coming into and out of the White House in the United States. One of the main points of argument in this article is the discussion of rewards […]

Dangers of Juuling + Game Theory

    In the New York Times article, “F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use” by Sheila Kaplan and Jan Hoffman, it is announced that the FDA  has called e-cigarettes ‘“an epidemic proportion,” and it put makers of the most popular devices on notice that they have just 60 days to prove they can keep […]

Game Theory and Real Estate

Source: In this blog post, Matthew Holder, a licensed broker, discusses how game theory can play a large factor in real estate negotiations by capitalizing on the asymmetry of information presented to the client and the agent.  As discussed in his blog post, Matthew argues that the two main areas of negotiation are the terms […]

Game of Thrones? More like Game of Theory

  “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Well this is something you don’t hear everyday, though this line seems to be the norm coming from the very popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Especially coming from one of the series main characters Cersei Lannister, in season […]

Social Media Networks for Business

Social media networks have gained popularity in many markets internationally and have incredible numbers of users who are willing to let themselves be identified by others based on the content they “like” or “follow” on the platforms. It’s no wonder that social media has become one of the most popular means for businesses to advertise, […]

Social Patterns of Hyenas and Triadic Closures   Dr. Amiyaal Ilany has been doing research on hyenas for over 20 years recording over 500,000 observations. They specifically are researching hyena social interactions. Hyenas are large dog-like mammals which can live up to 22 years. They are social animals that live in large clans that can get up to 100 hyenas.   […]

The Prisoner’s Dilemma in International Environmental Politics (IEP) For this blog post, I read an academic study on how the prisoner’s dilemma applies to international environmental politics as well as international environmental agreements, in the form of social dilemmas. Two examples of social dilemmas, or the decisions of collective actions that need to be made, are the Free-Rider problem and Hardin’s Tragedy […]

Golden Balls: Defeating Prisoner’s Dilemma

This article talks about Golden Balls, a popular British game show. For those who have never seen the show, it works like this. After a series of rounds, the two contestants on the show accumulate some amount of money which adds to their collective jackpot. In the final round, called ‘Split or Steal?’, each of […]

Roommate and dorm matching During our discussion of matching in lecture, and the examples of pairing TAs to office hour times, I immediately thought of another example that is very relevant to college students – roommate to dorm matching. The roommate to dorms pairing system operates similarly to the bipartite graphs we have discussed thus far in […]

Measuring Bidder Loyalty in Online Auctions with a Bidder-Seller Network In this paper, researchers Wolfgang Jank and Inbal Yahav examine the idea of buyer-seller loyalty in online auctions. For sellers, loyal customers are a huge benefit to the business and in online auctions, it is even more important because buyers can simply switch to a different seller with a simple click. Jank and Yahav […]

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