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This site uses the tools of modern economics and game theory to explore how the interaction of intelligent goal-seeking individuals determines social outcomes. Find out more about game theory.

In Memoriam: Axel Leijonhufvud: An appreciation of Axel as a man and an economist here. My friend Roger Farmer has an appreciation here. [Posted at 05/09/2022 12:20 AM by David K. Levine ]

Tale of Two Subsidies: Why the Afghan Army did Not Fight but the Ukrainian Army Did: See the video or read the paper. [Posted at 04/17/2022 07:14 AM by David K. Levine ]

Forecasting elections: It is all about voter turnout. Here is what 538 does not understand. [Posted at 11/02/2020 05:37 AM by David K. Levine ]

An interview on intellectual property: With James Corbett of the corbettreport [Posted at 07/17/2019 07:34 AM by David K. Levine ]


and peace? [Posted at 10/18/2018 02:29 AM by David K. Levine ]

Perilous Populism: We have a new website about the perils of populism discussing our research on democracy, corruption, lobbying and the behavior of political groups and how it may help. [Posted at 04/18/2017 05:13 AM by David K. Levine ]

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?:

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"Survival of the Weakest: Why the West Rules" [08/03/22] (with S. Modica)
"Cooperating Through Leaders" [06/11/22] (with S. Modica and A. Rustichini)
"A Theory of the Dynamics of Factor Shares" [05/10/22] (with M. Boldrin, Y. Wang and L. Zhu)
"Razor Thin Elections" [03/03/22] (with C. Martinelli)
"Twin Peaks: Expressive Voting and Soccer Hooliganism" [12/22/21] (with S. Modica and J. Sun)

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General interest material about game theory, including an introductory essay, a reading list, and a forum for questions and answers. You can also find information about the work of Armen A. Alchian, Jack Hirshleifer and other general interest material.

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