Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Is Kim Jong-il a Master Game Theorist?

A current student e-mailed me an interesting article on using game theory to explain the behavior (or incentives) of Kim Jong-il, the President of North Korea. While I do not teach game theory as a complete topic, I do have a few classes in which we spend some time covering the basics. Some of the material in the article goes beyond the basics, but does so in a readable and comprehenable style. So if you are interested in how game theory can be applied to political behavior, give the article linked above a try.

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