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Apr
05

Next Cafe: The Games People Play

Game theory is the process of modelling the strategic interaction, behaviour and decision making between two or more agents in a situation containing set rules and outcomes. It can therefore provide a framework for understanding the behaviour of individuals, but also firms and countries in specific situations, in the context of the pursuit of their [...]

Sep
21

Cafe Report: Economics vs Ecology?

In last night’s Café on “Economics versus Ecology”, Richard Jones outlined key elements of how economists see the world around them before suggesting that there are huge differences between the economic picture and that drawn by ecological views of the world. Ecology, he suggested, is a way of thinking and picturing which is built on [...]

Sep
12

Next Cafe: Economics versus Ecology?

Next Tuesday (20 September),  Cafe regular Richard Jones will examine the relationship between economics and ecology, as contrasting – and perhaps conflicting – ways of seeing the world. It is often suggested that economics takes for granted the existence of natural resources, and concerns itself merely with how to transform them efficiently into goods and [...]

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