Wikipedia:WikiProject Game theory
Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Game theory. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the todo list there.
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Title
WikiProject on Game theory
Scope
This project is designed to coordinate efforts on Wikipedia pages pertaining to Game theory. This is an interdisciplinary study encompassing Mathematics, Economics, Political science, Psychology, Biology, Computer science and Philosophy. All participants are welcome!
Related WikiProjects and Portals
Since game theory is used by many different disciplines, it is related to many different WikiProjects. Ones with whom we have overlapping interest include:
Announcements
My name is Miko Filppula and I am the author for "formal precommitment mechanism" also known as prefunding algorithm.
Shubik. M Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 15, Issue 1, Page 110, “If there is no formal mechanism for precommitment, we would need to specify the degree of belief of the other bidders in order to check upon the stability of the market.
According to Dr. Martin Shubik the grandfather of biddingfeeauction method. Prefunding, formal precommitment mechanism was the original way of doing business in 1971. It was considered commonsense knowledge in 1971 that auction needed to have atleast 2 or more precommitted bidders before the decision to initiate an auction was made.
 My name is Adam Kalai and I am a professor at Georgia Tech. I am teaching a graduate class in Game Theory. As part of the final, I have asked each student to create/improve a Wikipedia entry on game theory. I hope they have done a good job! 4 May, 2004.
 I have nominated List of games in game theory for a featured list. Unfortunately, not many people want to review it. Would people involved in this project mind chiming in one way or another? best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 03:13, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
 I am working on material for an undergraduate course on decision theory and game theory that develops the math as needed through actual problems encountered in applications throughout the social sciences. When it fills out, it's to be suitable for an audience without a social science background and little math background, up to upper level econ students who use game theory as a primary tool. (My actual class requires one calc class.) Look at the evolving wiki Self Interest and Social Behavior [1] and contribute if you wish. (As a guest, add "— Your Name" at the end of any page that you modify.) Dan Alger 13 June 2006
 Our article Game theory has now joined Prisoner's dilemma and Rock, Paper, Scissors as a Featured Article. Congrats everyone! best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 16:10, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
 *high five* good work Kevin. Pete.Hurd 16:23, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
 Just in case you though no one comes by our little corner, I discovered two of our pages are listed in the most visited articles list: Nash equilibrium (6224 hits) and Game theory (6093 hits). Woohoo!
 Wow! They even beat out Deep Throat and Masturbation! *shakes head in disbelief* ...kids today... Pete.Hurd 02:24, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
Participants
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Tasks
GameTheory.net has a very nice collection of class notes and a dictionary. If you don't know the area offhand but want to learn this is a great way. Also, most economic publications are distributed on the web long before they ever reach publication. A Google Scholar search will produce lots of papers (although they may be hard to understand in some cases).
Please add a task to this list. If needed explain what you think needs to be done.
Articles to create
Some of these may just need to be redirected.
 Adaptive learning
 Asynchrony  disambig, no game theory. need Asynchrony (game theory)
 Bargaining set
 Bidder's choice Auction
 Bidding increment
 Button auction
 Cardinal payoffs
 Combinatorial auction
 Combinatorial bid
 Conjectural equilibrium
 Cournot learning/Cournot dynamics/Cournot updating (should this just redirect to best response? No yet, Topic needs writing up either way Pete.Hurd 17:02, 19 October 2005 (UTC))
 Equilibrium refinements (e.g.: Intuitive criterion, Forward induction) (Ch 8 & 11 in Fudenberg & Tirole), Limit ESS (Selten)
 Farsightedness  disambig, no game theory. need Farsightedness (game theory)
 First price auction
 Generic payoff
 Hicks optimal
 Largest consistent set
 Minimum bid
 Multicomponent Attrition GameDifferent from War of Attrition, this game amounts to a series of rounds with rockpaperscissors style matrix, with the loser being penalized by a loss of options/resources in further rounds.
 Network stability
 Nucleolus
 Ordinal payoffs
 Pareto coordination game → include in Coordination game  Done, redirect set. ~ trialsanderrors 19:48, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
 Pareto dominated (redirect to pareto optimal, and add a sentence there?)
 Pooling equilibrium (discussed on pg 238 of Osborne & Rubenstein, see also Gibbons 1992)
 Potential game → Created ~ trialsanderrors 08:54, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
 Power measure
 Prefunded bidding fee auction
 Principal agent/Principal agent model
 Proxy bidder
 Public good game → should this redirect to Public goods game?
 Pure coordination game → include in Coordination game

Risk dominance/Risk dominant equilibrium
→ include in Stag hunt (see pp 2021 Fudenberg & Tirole)Created ~ trialsanderrors 08:54, 9 February 2007 (UTC)  Schedule bid
 Sequential equilibrium (defined on pg 225 of Osborne & Rubenstein, sect 8.3 in Fudenberg & Tirole)). I've created this page, Bromille 09:56, 31 May 2006 (UTC).
 Separating equilibrium (discussed on pg 238 of Osborne & Rubenstein, see also Gibbons 1992)
 Simultaneous game/Static game
 Static game (see Gibbons 1992 pp 12 & 143144, )
 Stationary Bayesian learning/Stationary Bayesian learning dynamics
 Strategic move
 Threat point
 Variable sum game  I think this is a `rest' class that does not deserve a page Koczy 16:12, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
 Volunteer's dilemma (redirect to chicken, and add a sentence there?)
Stubs to expand
(a good place to get started if you want to help but don't have a definite idea of how)
 Ambiguity aversion 1diot 21:12, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
 Auction theory
 BishopCannings theorem (ultrastubby Pete.Hurd 06:45, 15 November 2005 (UTC))
 Discriminatory price auction
 Evolutionarily stable state: now a stub, but maybe it's done Pete.Hurd 17:02, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
 Multiunit auction
 Precommitment  needs a lot of help. Remember 13:12, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
 Quantal response equilibrium  stub, and not quite correct Cretog8 (talk) 03:48, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
 Repeated game best, kevin _{└}^{ KZOLLMAN}/_{ TALK}^{┐} 17:06, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
 Revelation principle
 Sealed bid auction
 Selfconfirming equilibrium
 Trembling hand perfect equilibrium/Trembling hand perfection (needs expansion) best, kevin _{└}^{ KZOLLMAN}/_{ TALK}^{┐} 17:06, 16 November 2005 (UTC). I've expanded it but forgot to sign in  it's an anonymous change of today. Bromille 09:20, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
 Uncorrelated asymmetry: longish stub, maybe it's done Pete.Hurd 17:02, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
 Uniform price auction
 War of attrition (game): Needs explicit formulation, proof of ESS Pete.Hurd 16:29, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
Articles to modify
 Complete information needs better references, and probably has a lot of text that needs to be rewritten. The article may even need to be deleted altogether if it is found to be redundant with (or not distinctly different from) Perfect information.
 Perfect information The core definition at the top of the page seems inconsistent with the definition. I made a comment on the talk page a few months ago. It states that for perfect information "all players know all moves that have taken place" but this would mean that any card game would be a game of perfect information. Can someone please confirm that this is either right or wrong.Tetron76 (talk) 14:44, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
 I have modified the one sentence definition to be consistant with the usage in games, the rest of the article and other sources but did not find a direct source to quote.Tetron76 (talk) 11:27, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 The list of games in game theory article needs to address the cake cutting problem.
 It has been proposed that Battle of the sexes (game theory) be merged into coordination game, please chime in at Talk:Coordination game. best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 05:11, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
 Pete and I have been nominating several of our articles for good article status. Some of them are being turned down, receiving some good suggestions in the process. If you're interested in improving an article that is close, please try one of these articles (see its associated talk page for suggestions). best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 19:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
 The WP 1.0 Editorial Team is concerned about the lack of references in some of our articles. Many of these articles don't have references because there is no natural references  the facts are common knowledge amongst game theorists (e.g. Extensive form game). However, I understand their concern. We should add textbook references were applicable to these articles and try to do this with new articles. I suggest we start maintaining a list of articles that need to be references at Wikipedia:WikiProject Game theory/References needed. best, kevin ···Kzollman  Talk··· 17:04, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
 Evolutionarily stable strategy  the example needs some fixing. In a perfect world, it would use a simple bimatrix game and illustrate the difference between an ESS and a Nash equilibrium. I think the game of chicken / hawkdove game will do, with the mixing/pure ESSes and uncorrelated asymmetry effects on Nash/ESSs explained, but perhaps a simpler example can be found . The sex ratio example that is there now ought to be fixed (once & for all) and moved to the sex ratio entry.
 Help needed on cooperative games. Anyone remembers Banzaff's solution? Also, how to make Shapley's solution readable? Examples of cooperation in boardgames will be appretiated, too. mousomer 00:01, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Standardization issues
 We currently use many different articles when referring to "rational actors" or "behaving rationally". We have a stub perfect rationality, but this might be better served as a redirect for homo economicus. Discuss on the talk page.
Ratings and Assessments
Please help us clean out Category:Unassessed game theory articles and Category:Unrated game theory articles. For assessments see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment for a description of what they mean. For the importance ratings, please use the following scale:
 Top: articles which the general public might be interested in (i.e. game theory, nash equilibrium, and prisoner's dilemma)
 High: articles which might occur in an undergraduate class (e.g. ultimatum game, best response, subgame perfect equilibrium, etc.)
 Mid: articles which would occur in any graduate course (e.g. fictitious play, rationalizability, common knowledge)
 Low: everything else
The ratings are done using parameters to the {{GameTheoryProject}} (which appears on the talk page of relevant articles). Please see its page for instructions.
 Are there perhaps statistics available on how often a page is viewed in Wikipedia? That should help us to set priorities.Koczy 17:28, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
 Hmmm, I remember Kevin digging up some page listing most visited pages on WP once, and having some GT page high up on the list. But I also remember the list being really stale, and not looking like it was updated. Beyond that I don't know, but it sure does seem like a good idea for prioritizing effort. Pete.Hurd 17:55, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Templates
 See Nash equilibrium for an example.
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Stub templates
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Categories
Wikipedia articles on Game theory
Maintaining a complete list would be far too hard and not terribly useful. All of our pages will appear in Category:Game theory. Also, a list of pages that use the above template can be found here. The main article is: Game theory.