Yisrael Aumann wrote “‘This is the book for which the world has been waiting for decades.”

Eric Maskin added “There are quite a few good textbooks on game theory now, but for rigor and breadth this one stands out.”

Ehud Kalai thinks that “Without any sacrifice on the depth or the clarity of the exposition, this book is amazing in its breadth of coverage of the important ideas of game theory.”

Peyton Young goes further and writes “This textbook provides an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to both cooperative and noncooperative 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.

This book is the outcome of 8 years of hard work (and its almost 1000 pages attest for that). It was born in Paris, in February 2004, around Sylvain Sorin’s dinner table, where Shmuel Zamir and your humble servant had a great dinner with Sylvain and his wife. Michael Maschler joined the team several months later, and each month the book grew thicker and thicker. I use the book to teach 4 different courses (two undergrad, two grad), and since it contains so many exercises, there is no reason to spend much time on writing exams.

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## 11 comments

March 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

Anonymouswill the pdf be available online?

March 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

EilonThe book is supposed to have an electronic version. I will ask when it will be available.

March 29, 2013 at 5:37 am

AnonymousEilon, Congrats for the book !

April 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

EranWow. Congrats ! Long way since I first saw a couple of hebrew tex documents on your desktop.

Interesting cover… That player on the left looks like it just dawned on him that playing is pointless because the outcome is already determined by backward induction

April 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

EilonThanks!

The inspiration to this cover is Aviad Heifetz’s beautiful cover (and book) on game theory and strategic thinking (http://books.google.co.il/books/about/%D7%97%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%91%D7%94_%D7%90%D7%A1%D7%98%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%92%D7%99%D7%AA_%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%AA_%D7%94.html?hl=iw&id=mbPfELOS3u0C). The publisher suggested several standard and boring covers with geometric shapes that could fit any other book. We insisted on a meaningful cover, so we did a google search and found several options. This painting by Van Leyden was one of them.

April 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

AnonymousI pre-ordered this book from Amazon half a year ago and received it yesterday happily! From now on I guess I cannot live without it:) Thank you for your effort on this book! By the way, is there any plan to publish the solution manual (if it exists)?

April 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

EilonI am happy you find the book useful. Beware it does not fall on your foot, though.

We have solutions to most of the exercises in Hebrew, in case this help. Together with the publisher we consider few ways to write and publish a solution manual. Any suggestion will be appreciated. In particular, if there is a volunteer to write such a solution manual, he or she or they are more than welcome to contact me.

By the way, typos (which were found by students at LSE, who used the book in the last few months) are posted on my webpage (http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~eilons/typos_english.pdf).

April 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

Omer EdhanJust got my brand new (inspection) copy. It looks great, and I am looking forward to the way it will revolutionize our M.Sc. game theory course here at Manchester. Thanks!

April 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

AnonymousI also preordered the book from Amazon but I won’t get the book until June…

April 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

HHHello, I just get the book from amazon. If you don’t mind, could you please post the solution manual online, since google tranlator is so powerful today. We can you the solutions with google translator is we encounter some problem.

April 16, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Eiloni am glad you got the book, and hope that you will find it useful. Concerning solution manual: we discuss the issue with the publisher, and try to find the best way to do it (that will not require from the author another year of their life). From my experience, google translator is useful if all you need to understand is the general idea of the original piece; once you have to understand the nuances, it fails.