Advances in Dynamic Games
This edited volume contains a selection of chapters that are an outgrowth of the 10th International Symposium on Dynamic Games organized by the ISDG, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2002, with a few additional contributed ch- ters. These fully reviewed chapters present an outlook of the current devel- mentofthetheoryofdynamicgamesanditsapplicationstovariousdomains,in particular, energy and the environment, economics, and management science. Itisnowwellestablishedthattheparadigmsofdynamicgamesplayanimp- tant role in the development of multi-agent models in engineering, economics, and management science. The ability of the concepts in providing insight for di?cult real-life decision problems stems from their capacity to encompass s- uations with uncertainty, incomplete information, ?uctuating coalition str- ture, and coupled constraints imposed on the strategies of all the players. The twenty-one chapters grouped in the six parts that constitute this volume cover these di?erent aspects of modern dynamic game theory. While the foundations of discrete dynamic game theory were laid down by L. Shapley and D. Blackwell, the continuous case in the form of di?erential games was initiated by R. Isaacs in the USA and by L. S. Pontryagin in R- sia. Almost all of their e?orts were directed towards the study of zero-sum two-person games. Since the seminal papers by J. Case and A. W. Starr and Yu chi Ho on nonzero-sum, m-player di?erential games, numerous applications to management science, and economics have been presented, particularly in the previous volumes of the Annals of the ISDG series.
Presents an outlook of current development of the theory of dynamic games and its applications to various domains, in particular energy-environment economics and management sciencesUses various dynamic game models to approach and solve several problems pertaining to pursuit-evasion, marketing, finance, climate and environmental economics, resource exploitation, as well as auditing and tax evasionsIncludes some papers on cooperative games, which are increasingly drawing dynamic approaches to their classical solutionsState-of-the-art reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, economics, as well as environmental and management sciences