Accession Number : AD0752068

Title :   Games with Numbers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Buchler,Ira R.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The report formalizes three separable, although related decision-models of a problem involving rational approximations of optimally efficient allocations of land/labor under (i) an invariant set of security requirements and (ii) a variable set of information conditions. The descriptive base is derived from a well-documented New Guinea economic system, although the solutions are formally extended to a more generic class of decision problems. The decision models include (i) linear programming, (ii) decision making under certainty plus a game against nature with a minimax solution, and (iii) a statistical game (Bayesian) analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION THEORY, UNCERTAINTY), (*GAME THEORY, PROBLEM SOLVING), LINEAR PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, INFORMATION THEORY, PROBABILITY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, NEW GUINEA

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE