The Incentives for Conflict and Cooperation

Initiator Fund

Project period: February – May 2016

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Dr Peter Postl
University of Bristol: Dr Francesco Giovannoni
Cardiff University:
Professor Indrajit Ray
University of Exeter: Professor Rajiv Sarin

Project overview

Game theory is the ideal tool for the analysis of the underlying incentives for conflict or cooperation. It has a vast number of applications, from understanding the issues of adoption and diffusion of green technologies, to the structure of international coalitions, to the political constraints underlying economic inequality, to development economics. Our GW4 community aims to tackle both the methodological challenges in bringing game theory to bear on these issues and applying the lessons learned to relevant policy debates.