Martin J. Osborne; Ariel Rubinstein

Published On


Page Range

pp. 217–256


  • English

Print Length

39 pages

Strategic games

The model of a strategic game is central to game theory. In a strategic game, each individual chooses an action from a given set and is affected not only by this action but also by the other individuals’ actions. We study mainly the notion of Nash equilibrium, according to which a profile of actions is stable if no individual wants to deviate from her action given the other individuals’ actions.


Martin J. Osborne

Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Toronto

Ariel Rubinstein

Emeritus in School of Economics at Tel Aviv University
Professor of Economics at New York University