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Bowdoin Economist Gets On Board With Game Theory Archives

In a way, Bowdoin Assistant Professor of Economics Joon-Suk Lee is a storyteller, a suspense writer forever fiddling with plot and ending. Lee is a game theorist, a branch of economics that uses applied mathematics to model high-stakes negotiation strategies and outcomes. It begins, he says, with the premise that in human decision-making, “we are selfish, predictable and driven by a fairly narrow set of criteria.” After that, all rules are off …