2016 Workshop on Conditional Games and Strategic Risk

Posted On March 14, 2016

September 19, 2016 – September 20, 2016

Villino Volterra


Program  | Background Papers & Presentations 

General Information

Wynn Stirling has developed a theory of “conditional games” that represents, within the standard axiomatic and solution concept space of standard non-cooperative game theory, effects of social influence on equilibria. This arguably formalizes a framework in which the idea of team reasoning, as fostered by Michael Bacharach and Robert Sugden among others, can be represented. Weighing conditional strategies typically introduces a new source of risk for an economic agent: the risk that other players won’t anticipate the conditional framing. The workshop provides a focused technical context in which to address issues around risk associated with social coordination, which is pervasive but often ignored in strategic modeling.


The keynote address will be given by Professor Wynn Stirling, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean of Graduate Studies at Brigham Young University. His current research interests include multi-agent decision theory, estimation theory, information theory and stochastic processes. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 publications, including Satisficing Games and Decision Making (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003) and of course Theory of Conditional Games (New York: Cambridge University Press 2011).


Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University), Don Ross (University of Cape Town) and Luca Tummolini (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies) are the organizers of this workshop. Funding is being provided by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University: see cear.gsu.edu for more information on CEAR. Standard travel and accommodation support for paper presenters will be provided. Should you have questions, please contact Professor Don Ross at don.ross931@gmail.com about the substance of the workshop, and contact Mark Schneider at cear@gsu.edu with questions about participation and logistics.

Background Papers & Presentations

Background papers and presentations can be found above, as well as by following this link: Background Papers & Presentations