Wallenstein's Power Problem and its Consequences

Czech Economic Review (AUCO), Forthcoming

31 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2009

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Manfred J. Holler

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Barbara Klose-Ullmann

Munich Institute of Integrated Studies

Date Written: November, 12 2008

Abstract

This paper wants to be both: an introduction to game-theoretical thinking as well as a game-theoretical discussion of Schiller's Wallenstein. Note that the intention of this article is to convince theatergoers and people who work in the theatrical arts that it is worthwhile to study some game theory. Others will hopefully profit from the unusual Wallenstein interpretation. It is not this article's purpose to teach game theorists, but rather to inspire applications. The drama is depicted as a game and consequently submitted to a formal analysis that is based on the economic concept of rationality. Weber's definition of power is operationalized and applied to Wallenstein's decision situation.

JEL Classification: C72, D82, K00

Suggested Citation

Holler, Manfred J. and Klose-Ullmann, Barbara, Wallenstein's Power Problem and its Consequences (November, 12 2008). Czech Economic Review (AUCO), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1300287

Manfred J. Holler (Contact Author)

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Hamburg, 20146
Germany

Barbara Klose-Ullmann

Munich Institute of Integrated Studies ( email )

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M√ľnchen, 81929
Germany

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