Covid 19

The beginning of the new 2020 decade started with a phenomenon, of which most of us should assumed, that - in our high tech life - such a bad experience could not happen again. It seems, that the virus will not disappear quickly from our life, so everybody will have a strategy, who to tackle this and how to live in a "new" reality.


Game Theory

I am also interested in Game Theory as a part of economics sciences,  and recently I have studied some articles on this topic.

A special interest of mine are Non Cooperative Games and their strategies. Some of you might have heard about Nash Equilibriums.


The Central Institute on Statistics CEMI has a focus on mathematical methods,

also Game Theoretical Approaches. They issue the periodical Economika i matematiceskie metody, and I have a vested interest in their work. The matematical methods have a long history in the economics sciences in the former Soviet Union als well as in Russia now, and the approaches are highly sophisticated.


Currently I have paid the attention on personas. Personas could be economic agents with a specific behaviour both in cooperative and non-cooperative games.
A persona is a fictitious (hypothetical) model of a real person with  specific characteristics. You can create the model via interviews or via forcast models. The better the forecasts or the interviews are, the more exact is the modelling. With an exact modelling you can get a good assessment on a different agent's behaviour, which is an advantage in a non-cooperative game.