Jane Austen’s Game Theory


There are always different ways to look at literature, and one great example of that is the new book by economist Michael Chwe, Jane Austen, Game Theorist. “Austen’s understanding of human behavior is strikingly game theoretic,” Chwe says in the video below, turning the beloved author into a proto-game theorist, and also smartly dropping a reference to the Austen-influenced 1995 film masterpiece Clueless.

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