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Scott J. Callan, Janet M. Thomas. Environmental Economics & Management Theory, Policy, and Applications

Provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory that is accessible to students who have had minimal exposure to economics as well as those with an advanced understanding. With a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Callan/Thomas's Environmental Economics & Management Theory, Policy, and Applications, Fifth Edition, complements economic theory with timely, real-world applications. Undergraduate or MBA students gain a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment. This text integrates a strong business perspective into the development of environmental decision making for a unique vantage point often overlooked in more conventional approaches.

Students learn to use economic analytical tools, such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis, effectively to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. With a proven, modular structure, this edition provides a well-organized presentation with the flexibility to tailor the presentation to your needs.

Michael Maschler, Eilon Solan, Shmuel Zamir. Game Theory

Covering both noncooperative and cooperative games, this comprehensive introduction to game theory also includes some advanced chapters on auctions, games with incomplete information, games with vector payoffs, stable matchings and the bargaining set. Mathematically oriented, the book presents every theorem alongside a proof. The material is presented clearly and every concept is illustrated with concrete examples from a broad range of disciplines.

With numerous exercises the book is a thorough and extensive guide to game theory from undergraduate through graduate courses in economics, mathematics, computer science, engineering and life sciences to being an authoritative reference for researchers.

Nick Powdthavee. The Happiness Equation: The Surprising Economics of Our Most Valuable Asse

"This intelligent and entertaining book shows how the scientific study of happiness is changing the field of economics—and the world!"—Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Stumbling on Happiness "An adventure to one of the new frontiers of knowledge, this book is a masterful blend of personal experience, contemporary culture, and social science."—Richard Easterlin, professor of economics, University of Southern California

Everybody wants to be happy. But how much happiness will each life choice bring? Should I get married? Am I going to feel good in that new job? Is seeing friends worth more than a Ferrari? How can we decide not only which choice is better for us, but how much better? The Happiness Equation reveals the cutting-edge new science of happiness economics for the first time and explains, quantifiably, how and why some things matter more to our happiness than others.

Jeffrey Needham. Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything

Internet-scale computing—popularly known as big data—has more disruptive potential than any information technology in the past 40 years. As author Jeffrey Needham points out in this eye-opening book, big data can provide unprecedented insight into user habits, giving enterprises a huge market advantage. It will also inspire organizations to change the way they function.

Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything takes you on a journey of discovery into the emerging world of big data, from its relatively simple technology to the ways it differs from cloud computing. But the big story of big data is the disruption of enterprise status quo, especially vendor-driven technology silos and budget-driven departmental silos. In the highly collaborative environment needed to make big data work, silos simply don’t fit. Internet-scale computing offers incredible opportunity and a tremendous challenge—and it will soon become standard operating procedure in the enterprise. This book shows you what to expect.

Norman Ehrentreich. Agent-Based Modeling: The Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market Model Revisited

This book reconciles the existence of technical trading with the Efficient Market Hypothesis. By analyzing a well-known agent-based model, the Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market (SFI-ASM), it finds that when selective forces are weak, financial evolution cannot guarantee that only the fittest trading rules will survive.

Its main contribution lies in the application of standard results from population genetics which have widely been neglected in the agent-based community.

Roger B. Myerson. Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict

Eminently suited to classroom use as well as individual study, Roger Myerson's introductory text provides a clear and thorough examination of the models, solution concepts, results, and methodological principles of noncooperative and cooperative game theory. Myerson introduces, clarifies, and synthesizes the extraordinary advances made in the subject over the past fifteen years, presents an overview of decision theory, and comprehensively reviews the development of the fundamental models: games in extensive form and strategic form, and Bayesian games with incomplete information.

Game Theory will be useful for students at the graduate level in economics, political science, operations research, and applied mathematics. Everyone who uses game theory in research will find this book essential.

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