Book Review | Jane Austen, Game Theorist
'Jane Austen, Game Theorist', by Michael Suk-Young Chwe, delightfully blends two very different subjects: game theory and literature
What could possibly link women trying to understand their interpersonal relationships and a tool developed by Cold Warriors trying to understand arcane details of Soviet Nuclear strategy? A lot. Conceived as a game theoretic study of Jane Austen’s six novels, Jane Austen, Game Theorist, by Michael Suk-Young Chwe, a professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles, goes much beyond its seeming ambit and blends two very different subjects—game theory and literature—delightfully.