Game theory

A Mathematical View of the Will of the People

Bernhard von Stengel, a Professor in LSE’s Department of Mathematics, uses his game theory knowledge to look into referendums, and considers how a referendum with more than two choices could be run… 
Bernhard teaches discrete mathematics, optimisation and game theory at LSE. He is also on Twitter – @bvonstengel

If you favour a second referendum on Brexit (a prospect that is […]

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    5 Minutes with Tom Lidbetter: New Beginnings and New Challenges

5 Minutes with Tom Lidbetter: New Beginnings and New Challenges

Tom Lidbetter spent three years at the LSE as an LSE Fellow in the Management and Mathematics Departments. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Management Science and Information Systems Department in Rutgers Business School, as well as being a visiting fellow at the LSE. His work is largely concerned with game theoretic models and their applications to problems […]

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    5 Minutes with Igal Milchtaich: polyequilibria and game theory

5 Minutes with Igal Milchtaich: polyequilibria and game theory

Igal Milchtaich is from the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Recently he visited the department and gave a very interesting talk on polyequilibria. Afterwards Andy Lewis-Pye was able to talk with him:
(1) You gave a very interesting talk on polyequilibria. Perhaps you could briefly summarise for the layman what this work is about? Could you say […]

5 Minutes with Marc Renault

Marc Renault is currently a CNRS postdoc at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale (IRIF; formerly LIAFA), Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7.  He visited our Department in June 2016 to speak at our Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation about “The Bijective Ratio of Online Algorithms”. Whilst he was in London, Tom Lidbetter took the opportunity to discover […]

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    Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

With the current refugee crisis showing no sign of abating, a fair and efficient method for distributing people to different countries is urgently needed. In this post, Philippe van Basshuysen looks at matching systems.  Philippe is a Research Student in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. He mainly works on game theory, and has recently become interested […]

Paul Dütting – Designing auctions for re-allocating spectrum rights

An interview with Paul Dütting on the Federal Communications Commission Incentive Auctions, Paul was an LSE Fellow in the Department of Mathematics in the academic year 2014-2015. He is now a Senior Researcher at ETH Zürich. Visit Paul’s homepage to learn more about his research on Algorithmic Game Theory, or to download his article on spectrum auctions and the SET […]

April 1st, 2016|Game theory|0 Comments|

A tribute to Anatole Beck (1930-2014)

A little over a year since his passing, Adam Ostaszewki, Professor of Mathematics at LSE, remembers Anatole Beck, our friend and colleague, with input from Steve Alpern and Kenneth Binmore.  They have also put together a bibliography of Anatole’s work.

 

Anatole Beck (1930-2014) was born in the Bronx, New York and educated at Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn College and Yale […]

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    Tom Lidbetter – Being “Hunted”: how randomness can help

Tom Lidbetter – Being “Hunted”: how randomness can help

Tom Lidbetter is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Mathematics. His research is concerned with using game theory to analyse models of hide-and-seek such as those described above.  In particular, he developed a new theory of searching for multiple targets by considering the best randomised strategies both for searching and hiding.  For more information about Tom’s research, see […]

Bernhard von Stengel – Supermarket pricing tricks

Bernhard von Stengel goes shopping and uncovers the pricing tricks not every consumer manages to detect.  Bernhard von Stengel is a Professor in LSE’s Department of Mathematics. He teaches abstract mathematics, optimisation and game theory. He co-authored the Game Theory Explorer Software. Twitter: @bvonstengel

 

In the spring of 2015, the consumer magazine Which? issued a report claiming that discounts by supermarkets are often misleading. […]

September 25th, 2015|Game theory, LSE comment|0 Comments|