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Seinfeld Economics: The Susie

by Linda Ghent

Game theory attempts to mathematically capture behavior in strategic situations, or games, in which an individual's success in making choices depends on the choices of others. Game theory has been used to study a wide variety of human and animal behaviors. It was initially developed in economics to understand a large collection of economic behaviors, including behaviors of firms, markets, and consumers. The use of game theory in the social sciences has expanded, and game theory has been applied to political, sociological, and psychological behaviors as well.


Seinfeld: The Susie

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George discovers that his current girlfriend, Alison, wants to break up with him. He goes to amazing lengths to avoid her, not leaving his house and screening his phone calls, reasoning that, "If she can't find me, she can't break up with me."

from Seinfeld, Season 8 (1997)
Creator: Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
Posted by Linda Ghent