Game Theory Online
|Our introductory course Game Theory I starts October 5, 2014 on Coursera. You can register for the course at this link.|
|Our advanced course Game Theory II starts January 11, 2015 on Coursera. You can register for the course at this link.|
|We've created a YouTube channel to serve as a permanently accessible home for all of the videos from Game Theory I and Game Theory II. This should make it easier for those who want to watch one of our lectures outside of one of our online course offerings.|
Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind", game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call 'games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. How could you begin to model eBay, Google keyword auctions, and peer to peer file-sharing networks, without accounting for the incentives of the people using them?