search for books and compare prices
Search >
cover image
Game Theory Evolving
Click any price to visit the store and find more details or purchase the item. Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the United States via the least expensive method. Results are sorted by price, and shipping costs are not included. Permanent link:
3–11 days
1–2 days
2–9 days

Notes on prices

The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available.
Includes prices for new and used copies from resellers listed at Amazon (for that country).
Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Click to show details on same page as prices
ISBN-13 9780691009438
ISBN-10 0691009430
Original list price $0.00 description: Product Description:

The study of strategic action (game theory) is moving from a formal science of rational behavior to an evolutionary tool kit for studying behavior in a broad array of social settings. In this problem-oriented introduction to the field, Herbert Gintis exposes students to the techniques and applications of game theory through a wealth of sophisticated and surprisingly fun-to-solve problems involving human (and even animal) behavior.

Game Theory Evolving is innovative in several ways. First, it reflects game theory's expansion into such areas as cooperation in teams, networks, the evolution and diffusion of preferences, the connection between biology and economics, artificial life simulations, and experimental economics. Second, the book--recognizing that students learn by doing and that most game theory texts are weak on problems--is organized around problems, and introduces principles through practice. Finally, the quality of the problems is simply unsurpassed, and each chapter provides a study plan for instructors interested in teaching evolutionary game theory.

Reflecting the growing consensus that in many important contexts outside of anonymous markets, human behavior is not well described by classical "rationality," Gintis shows students how to apply game theory to model how people behave in ways that reflect the special nature of human sociality and individuality. This book is perfect for upper undergraduate and graduate economics courses as well as a terrific introduction for ambitious do-it-yourselfers throughout the behavioral sciences.

Recency: These prices were retrieved a few seconds ago. The price comparison took about 5 seconds.

Shipping costs: The shipping cost shown by default, if you choose to display it, is the cheapest available for your destination.

Sales tax inclusion: If you set up an account with, live in the United States, and specify your state, you can choose to show shipping fees in price results. In this case, we include the sales tax whenever we can determine that such tax is charged by a store for delivery to your state.

Orders shipped across national borders or for countries other than the U.S.: Neither the sales price nor the shipping includes VAT, GST, customs, or other applicable taxes. Please consult the store to determine exact fees.

No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. is not a bookseller, just an information source.

Is information about the book missing or in error? Want to know more about where our bibliographic and pricing details come from? Report corrections and find out about's information sources here.