Handbook of Experimental Game Theory

Book cover with picture of a Go board
Edited by C. Mónica Capra, Rachel T.A. Croson, Mary L. Rigdon, and Tanya S. Rosenblat
Publication Date: 2020

The Handbook of Experimental Game Theory offers a comprehensive analysis of the field, discussing foundational topics that are at the core of applied game theory. It highlights the nuances that scientific experiments have delivered to our understanding of strategic interactions among decision makers.

Leading experts explore methodological considerations and games of complete and incomplete information to offer new directions for research in experimental game theory. Chapters demonstrate transformative behavioral research focused on classic topics in game theory such as cooperation and coordination games. Taking a scientific approach to the study of game theory, this innovative Handbook provides an insight into laboratory and field experiments that test game theoretic propositions and suggests new ways of modeling strategic behavior. It takes a forward-thinking position, addressing the challenges inherent in innovations surrounding the measurement of strategic behavior using experimental methods.

This Handbook will prove to be a valuable resource for scholars and students who are looking to gain a broader understanding of experimental game theory and how to contribute to its advancement. It will also be of particular interest to researchers in experimental and behavioral economics.

Critical Acclaim

‘The Handbook provides a valuable service to the profession in collecting together results from many important areas within experimental economics. The Handbook succeeds in highlighting the potential of experimental economics to enrich economics and the related social/behavioral sciences.’
– Sanjit Dhami, Journal of Economic Literature

‘This Handbook is a must-have resource for experimental economists and game theorists. It consists of authoritative contributions from top researchers in the areas it covers. The topics range from methodology to surveys of important and active research in experimental game theory. The Handbook is both rigorous in its treatment of the topics as well as accessible to readers not familiar with the areas of coverage.’
– Charles Noussair, University of Arizona, US

‘Every game theorist and experimental economist should have this book and use it to analyze data, design experiments, and understand their results.’
– Elizabeth Hoffman, Iowa State University, US