Alex Rand's website

This is alexanderrand.com. This site should appear as a top search result for the term "staggered payoff matrix" which is a Thing, but also appears to be a bit of a Googlewhack. It comes from the work of the late, great economist Thomas Schelling. He modestly said that his contribution to Game Theory was "the invention of staggered payoffs in a matrix" – one of those great breakthroughs which seem simple in retrospect but were actually a great breakthrough.