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Games in economic development, Bruce Wydick

Label
Games in economic development
Title
Games in economic development
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Wydick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Games in Economic Development examines the roots of poverty and prosperity through the lens of elementary game theory, illustrating how patterns of human interaction can lead to vicious cycles of poverty as well as virtuous cycles of prosperity. This book shows how both social norms and carefully designed institutions can help shape the 'rules of the game', making better outcomes in a game possible for everyone involved. The book is entertaining to read, it can be accessed with little background in development economics or game theory. Its chapters explore games in natural resource use; education; coping with risk; borrowing and lending; technology adoption; governance and corruption; civil conflict; international trade; and the importance of networks, religion, and identity, illustrating concepts with numerous anecdotes from recent world events. Comes complete with an appendix, explaining the basic ideas in game theory used in the book
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wydick, Bruce
Dewey number
338.9001/5193
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75
LC item number
.W94 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Development economics
  • Game theory
Label
Games in economic development, Bruce Wydick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economic development, interdependence, and incentives -- Games -- Development traps and coordination games -- Rural poverty, development and the environment -- Risk, solidarity networks, and reciprocity -- Understanding agrarian institutions -- Savings, credit, and microfinance -- Social learning and technology adoption -- Property rights, governance, and corruption -- Conflict, violence, and development -- Social capital -- The political economy of trade and development -- Appendix -- Exercises for interested readers -- References -- Index
Control code
CR9780511619663
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511619663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Games in economic development, Bruce Wydick
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economic development, interdependence, and incentives -- Games -- Development traps and coordination games -- Rural poverty, development and the environment -- Risk, solidarity networks, and reciprocity -- Understanding agrarian institutions -- Savings, credit, and microfinance -- Social learning and technology adoption -- Property rights, governance, and corruption -- Conflict, violence, and development -- Social capital -- The political economy of trade and development -- Appendix -- Exercises for interested readers -- References -- Index
Control code
CR9780511619663
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511619663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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