Key Concepts for PSCI 4224 - Midterm Through Final
The following is an incomplete list of major concepts and ideas that we've discussed during the second half of the semester. It is organized along the timelines of our discussion throughout the second 8 weeks of the term.
As you study, be sure to think about examples of each of these concepts. One way of displaying your understanding is to be able to use these concepts in concrete examples.
Voting and Decision Rules:
Characteristics of Voting Rules:
Von Neumann-Morgenstern Method
Normal Form Game
Extensive Form Game
Non-zero-sum (aka Positive-Sum, aka Mixed-Motive ) Game
“Look Ahead and Reason Back”
Equilibrium / Saddlepoint
Threat Vulnerable Equilibrium
Force Vulnerable Equilibrium
Threats & Promises
Compellent & Deterrent
Warning & Assurances
THINKING STRATEGICALLY (Dixit & Nalebuff)
Time vs Newsweek (60)
Congress vs Federal Reserve (115)
Nuclear Deterrence (128)
Boeing (139) -- Can you create the game matrix?
Gift of the Magi (189)
Chapter 13 Case #s: 6 (336), 8 (342), 18 (360), 20 (364)