Politics

The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

About the Program

The New York University professor uses game theory to predict the outcomes of business and government quandries. Based on the premise that a) people compete and b) they always do what’s in their own best interest, the author is said to have a 90-percent accuracy rate in predictions.  Regarding current problems, he believes that the U.S. will not stop terrorist influence in Pakistan, that legislative attempts to curb global warming will fail and that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons.

About the Authors

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Mr. Bueno de Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics at New York University and a senior fellow at Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  Mr. Bueno de Mesquita is a specialist in policy forecasting and is a co-author of "The Strategy of Campaigning."


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The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future

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  • Sunday, December 20th at 8:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 22nd at 4pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 22nd at 3am (ET)
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