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Hidden Games: The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behaviour

Moshe Hoffman, Erez Yoeli

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Economics

How game theory - the ultimate theory of rationality - explains irrational behaviour.

In Hidden Games, MIT economists Moshe Hoffman and Erez Yoeli find a surprising middle ground between the hyperrationality of classical economics and the hyper-irrationality of behavioural economics. They call it hidden games. Reviving game theory, Hoffman and Yoeli use it to explain our most puzzling behaviour, from the mechanics of Stockholm syndrome and internalised misogyny to why we help strangers and have a sense of fairness.

Fun and powerfully insightful, Hidden Games is an eye-opening argument for using game theory to explain all the irrational things we think, feel, and do and will change how you think forever.

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Praise for Hidden Games: The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behaviour

  • You'll find the passion for game theory in every page of this brilliant book, which is packed with fresh and clear insights that will change the way you think about the world

  • This is one of those books that you pick up then can't put down; next thing you know, you've been reading for hours and forgotten to go to bed (true story). Filled with quirky facts and perspective-shifting insights, Hidden Games explains some of human beings' most puzzling behavior with one of the most powerful theories ever devised: game theory

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