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    DescriptionThis book presents a model of computing and a measure of computational complexity which are intended to facilitate analysis of computations performed by people, machines, or a mixed system of people and machines. The model is designed to apply directly to models of economic theory, which typically involve continuous variables and smooth functions, without requiring analysis of approximations. The model permits analysis of the feasibility and complexity of the calculations required of economic agents in order for them to arrive at their decisions. The treatment contains applications of the model to game theory and economics, including comparison of the complexities of different solution concepts in certain bargaining games, and the trade-off between communication and computation in an example of an Edgeworth Box economy.


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    Title
    Computation and Complexity in Economic Behavior and Organization
    Subtitle
    An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marianne Talbot, By (author) Kenneth R. Mount, By (author) Stanley Reiter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 546 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521800563
    ISBN 10: 0521800560
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: YQM, KC, UY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    DC21: 330
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-BE
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000, EDU046000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS044000
    DC22: 330/.01/51
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 330.0151
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HB135 .M744 2002
    Illustrations note
    51 b/w illus. 7 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    24 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... the authors present frontier research methods on the important economics of 'mechanism design ...' Asia Pacific Journal of Management
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. F networks; 3. Networks of real-valued functions; 4. Applications to economics; 5. Applications to games; 6. Lower bounds and approximations; 7. Organizations; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.