The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 02, No. 4, 1971
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2022-08-13T03:45:34ZDifficulties in practical application of game theory and a partial solution
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Difficulties in practical application of game theory and a partial solution
Walsh, JE; Kelleher, GJ
Much effort has been devoted to development of game theory. However, nontrivial practical applications of discrete game theory are few. One reason may be difficulties in evaluating payoff matrices. Another reason may be the very limited extent of situations for which game solutions of a 'forcing' nature have been developed. That is, the solutions control what the players can do, according to some reasonable criterion (such as expected payoff received) rather than merely trying to predict what they will do. A third reason may be that very little has been developed for situations where the - numbers in a payoff matrix do not satisfy the arithmetic operations. As ah example, this occurs for the practically important case where the ranks of the payoff values are the numbers in a payoff matrix. These three restraints on game theory use are discussed here. Then, attention is directed to a new form of game theory, based on median (rather than expected value) considerations, that is much less sensitive to these restraints.
1971-01-01T00:00:00ZRegional analysis - Northern Ireland experience
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Regional analysis - Northern Ireland experience
Simpson, JV
Since 1936 Northern Ireland, has had a higher unemployment rate than any other region of the United Kingdom. For the period 1927-1936, unemployment was proportionately higher in Wales and in 1932 it was higher in Scotland. Even then the position was unsatisfactory in absolute terms since the proportion of insured workers, outside agriculture, who were unemployed was on average over 20 per cent.
1971-01-01T00:00:00ZTesting for uniformity of fit in regression - econometric case study
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Testing for uniformity of fit in regression - econometric case study
Pratschk, JL
It is frequently necessary to test regression results for uniformity of fit - i.e. to test the randomness of the distribution of the error terms. Such a test is necessary because an indication of a systematic trend in the pattern of residuals would suggest that the regression equation fitted to the data did not properly reflect the curvature of, the true relationship between the variables regressed.
1971-01-01T00:00:00ZSocial function of physical violence in an Irish urban area
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Social function of physical violence in an Irish urban area
O' Neill, C
This article is part of a study of the factors rendering people vulnerable to unemployment. While initially there was no intention of including violence within the scope of the survey, its prevalence necessitated that some account be taken of it, since it seemed to be quite an important aspect of social life in the area studied.
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