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Game Theory

Course Summary

This course is based on ECON 159 Game Theory, Fall 2007 made available by Yale University: Open Yale under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere. The course is taught by Prof. Ben Polak who is a Professor of Economics and Management in the Department of Economics and the School of Management at Yale University.

Reading Material

1. Thinking Strategically
A. Dixit and B. Nalebuff. Thinking Strategically, Norton 1991
2. An Introduction to Game Theory
J. Watson. Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory, Norton 2002
3. Strategies and Games: Theory And Practice
P.K. Dutta. Strategies and Games: Theory And Practice, MIT 1999
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Course Material

1. Exams and solutions

Other Resources

1. Game Theory
Drew Fudenberg, Jean Tirole, Game Theory, 8th Edition, MIT Press, 2002, ISBN 0262061414, 9780262061414.
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2. Game theory: a nontechnical introduction
Morton D. Davis, Game theory: a nontechnical introduction, Courier Dover Publications, 1997, ISBN 0486296725, 9780486296722.
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