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This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory. Business competition, political campaigns, the struggle for existence by animals and plants, and so on, can all be regarded as a kind of “game,” in which individuals try to do their best against others. Game theory provides a general framework to describe and analyze how individuals behave in such “strategic” situations. This course focuses on the key concepts in game theory, and attempts to outline the informal basic ideas that are often hidden behind mathematical definitions. Game theory has been applied to a number of disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and computer science. Therefore, a warm welcome is extended to audiences from all fields who are interested in what game theory is all about....
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Game TheoryNash EquilibriumCooperationStrategic Planning
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Approx. 11 heures pour terminer
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Why Do We Need Game Theory, and What Does it Tell Us?

Is it possible to analyze a wide variety of social and economic problems using a unified framework? In the first module, we address this question. We will see that the concept of rational decision making is useful, but it is not quite sufficient to provide governing principles. Motivated examples and some history of game theory will be provided. You will also be asked to play a simple card game to see how it feels to make your decisions strategically....
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 91 min), 4 lectures, 4 quiz
Video12 vidéos
1-1 What is Game Theory? 8 min
1-2 Modelling Social Problems as a "Game" 12 min
1-3 In Search for the Governing Principle10 min
1-4 Concerns About a Mathematical Theory of Human Behavior 7 min
1-5 Let's Play a Game 6 min
Card Game Tutorial (No Audio)2 min
1-6 John Nash Discovered the Governing Principle 6 min
1-7 Nash Equilibrium9 min
1-8 Traffic Game in Reality 7 min
1-9 Location Game 6 min
1-10 Policies of Two Parties 10 min
Reading4 lectures
Course Description10 min
Syllabus10 min
Card Game Challenge Instruction10 min
(Supplementary Reading Material) Convergence to Nash Equilibrium in the Traffic Game10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 1.12 min
Practice Quiz 1.24 min
Practice Quiz 1.32 min
Graded Quiz 114 min

2

Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Understanding Nash equilibrium

The basic solution concept of game theory is Nash equilibrium. In Module 2, we try to understand this central concept through various examples and ask the following crucial question: how do players come to play a Nash equilibrium?...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 89 min), 4 quiz
Video10 vidéos
2-2 Coordination Game and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 9 min
2-3 Market Competition 11 min
2-4 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part I7 min
2-5 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part II 7 min
2-6 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part III 7 min
2-7 Stylized Facts and Nash Equilibrium 5 min
2-8 Make Yourself Unpredictable: Mixed Strategy Equilibrium 7 min
2-9 Sports Games and Game Theory 10 min
2-10 Nash Equilibrium Exists in All Games 11 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 2.14 min
Practice Quiz 2.24 min
Practice Quiz 2.34 min
Graded Quiz 214 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Rationality, Knowledge, and Evolution in Games

In Module 3, we will dig deeper into the relationship between rationality and Nash equilibrium. We will consider the whole spectrum of possible intellectual capacities of players, spanning the range from unlimited ability for sophisticated reasoning to absolute zero intelligence. In the end, you will see that Nash equilibrium can emerge under a fairly wide range of intellectual capacities of players....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 94 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video9 vidéos
3-2 Digression: How You Played the Card Game and Addressing the Concerns about Game Theory15 min
3-3 “Payoffs” in a Game: What Exactly Are Those Numbers? 9 min
3-4 What Does it Mean That a Player is Rational? 6 min
3-5 Domination: Strategies That Are “Obviously Good or Bad”10 min
3-6 Common Knowledge of Rationality 10 min
3-7 Low Rationality: What Happens if Players Are Not Very Smart?7 min
3-8 Game Theory Under Zero-Intelligence: Biological Evolution 10 min
3-9 Fig Wasps Play a Nash Equilibrium 11 min
Reading1 lecture
Aggregated Result of the Card Game Challenge10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 3.12 min
Practice Quiz 3.24 min
Practice Quiz 3.34 min
Graded Quiz 314 min

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Section
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3 heures pour terminer

Sustaining Cooperation

The final module is devoted to the most important and most general message of game theory: rational behavior quite often leads to a socially undesirable outcome. We will first try to understand the basic reason for this, and then see how this insight of game theory has made fundamental impacts in the natural and social sciences. Finally, we will learn some general methods to overcome this problem....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 123 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video11 vidéos
4-2 Why is Group Rationality Different From Rationality of Individuals? 10 min
4-3 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Biological Evolution 11 min
4-4 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Social Thought 11 min
4-5 How to Enforce Socially Desirable Outcomes13 min
4-6 Cooperation of gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part I: Need For Cooperation 12 min
4-7 Cooperation of Gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part II: Mechanism of Cooperation11 min
4-8 Reputation and Brand Name10 min
4-9 Cooperation in Loosely Knit Organization14 min
4-10 Summary of the Course 13 min
Final Message4 min
Reading1 lecture
(Supplementary Reading Material) Why People Discount Future Payoff ?10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 4.12 min
Practice Quiz 4.22 min
Practice Quiz 4.32 min
Graded Quiz 414 min
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par LLJan 20th 2016

This is a very good introduction to game theory having never before studied this subject I have found that the Lectures are easy to understand and flow very well from one to the other.

par LYDec 17th 2017

Simple to follow, focuses on introducing basic concepts rather than the math. Could be more in-depth though. Nonetheless, great precursor to the Game Theory course from Stanford.

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Michihiro Kandori

Professor
Faculty of Economics

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