Public goods games on networks and in tumors

Péter Bayer

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Abstract

Public goods games on networks allow the study of individuals’ choices in situations when production is costly, yet agents benefit from the production of players they are related to. If relations go both ways, and if each player moves towards the current optimal production level, equilibrium is reached. This holds even if one player is farsighted, but not if relations are one-sided. Public goods games also create a connection between game theory and cancer research. An example for a public good is cancer cells’ effort to suppress the patient’s immune system. This dissertation studies the theoretical implications on therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Herings, Jean-Jacques, Supervisor
  • Peeters, Ronald, Supervisor, External person
  • Thuijsman, Frank, Supervisor
Award date13 Feb 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • optimal production level
  • public goods games
  • Game theory
  • cancer research

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Bayer, Péter. / Public goods games on networks and in tumors. Maastricht : Maastricht University, 2019. 163 p.
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Bayer P. Public goods games on networks and in tumors. Maastricht: Maastricht University, 2019. 163 p. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20190213pb