By Whitney Harder
(March 20, 2015) — Adib Bagh, assistant professor in the departments of mathematics and economics at the University of Kentucky, was recently quoted in a March 16 Wall Street Journal article examining office bracket pools for the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Bagh teaches Introduction to Game Theory at UK and applied his expertise to NCAA tournament brackets, saying, “If you really believe that everyone else is following the same rule of thumb…then you have an incentive to deviate from that rule of thumb.”
Even as a game theorist, knowing he could win bigger if his bracket was unlike the majority's, Bagh's pick is still UK.
“Game theory or no game theory,” he said, “my money is on the Wildcats.”
To read the full article, visit http://www.wsj.com/articles/ncaa-tournament-whatever-you-do-dont-pick-kentucky-1426521564.