Our new course Game Theory II will be offered starting May
2013. Given that we have just concluded Game Theory I we won't
repeat it quite yet, but will do it next fall. Instead we will teach our
four-week follow-on course, with slightly more advanced material, starting
May 27. You can register for the course
at this link.
Our latest offering of Game
Theory I just finished on Coursera. Congratulations to
everyone who finished the course!
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?
Our Free, Online Courses
- Game Theory I: an introductory
course on game theory, with theoretical foundations and practical
- Game Theory II: a more advanced
course covering some of the key applications of game theory: social
choice, mechanism design, and auctions.