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The Game Theory Tradition Continues

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gametheorySince 1990 the International Summer Festival on Game Theory at Stony Brook has been a renowned academic gathering of researchers from all over the world. These festivals contribute to the international visibility of Stony Brook’s Department of Economics as a premier locus for teaching and research in Game Theory and its economic applications.

This year the tradition continues with the 21st Annual Game Theory Festival, which runs from Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, at the Charles B. Wang Center. For more information, please call the Center for Game Theory in the Department of Economics at 632-7555.

The impact of Game Theory on economics and other disciplines in the social and natural sciences is pervasive. Its concepts and techniques have become commonplace in the study of industrial organization, international trade, bargaining, and the economics of information, to name just a few economic applications. Uses of Game Theory in non-economic areas include studies of legislative institutions, voting behavior, communication and persuasion, fashion, revolutions and popular uprisings, international conflicts, and evolutionary biology. Its impact was reflected in the 1994 and 2005 Nobel Prizes in Economics, which were awarded to game theorists.

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