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Nash EquilibriumGame TheoryStrategic Planning

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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Why Do We Need Game Theory, and What Does it Tell Us?

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 91 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
12 videos
1-1 What is Game Theory?8m
1-2 Modelling Social Problems as a "Game"12m
1-3 In Search for the Governing Principle10m
1-4 Concerns About a Mathematical Theory of Human Behavior7m
1-5 Let's Play a Game6m
Card Game Tutorial (No Audio)2m
1-6 John Nash Discovered the Governing Principle6m
1-7 Nash Equilibrium9m
1-8 Traffic Game in Reality7m
1-9 Location Game6m
1-10 Policies of Two Parties10m
6 readings
Course Description10m
Syllabus10m
Card Game Challenge Instruction10m
(Supplementary Reading Material) Convergence to Nash Equilibrium in the Traffic Game10m
About Optional Challenge Problems2m
Supplemental explanation for Question 1, 2 and 310m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 1.12m
Practice Quiz 1.24m
Practice Quiz 1.32m
Graded Quiz 114m
Module 1 Optional Challenge Problems1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Understanding Nash equilibrium

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
10 videos
2-2 Coordination Game and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy9m
2-3 Market Competition11m
2-4 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part I7m
2-5 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part II7m
2-6 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part III7m
2-7 Stylized Facts and Nash Equilibrium5m
2-8 Make Yourself Unpredictable: Mixed Strategy Equilibrium7m
2-9 Sports Games and Game Theory10m
2-10 Nash Equilibrium Exists in All Games11m
1 reading
About Optional Challenge Problems2m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 2.14m
Practice Quiz 2.24m
Practice Quiz 2.34m
Graded Quiz 214m
Module 2 Optional Challenge Problems1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Rationality, Knowledge, and Evolution in Games

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 94 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
3-2 Digression: How You Played the Card Game and Addressing the Concerns about Game Theory15m
3-3 “Payoffs” in a Game: What Exactly Are Those Numbers?9m
3-4 What Does it Mean That a Player is Rational?6m
3-5 Domination: Strategies That Are “Obviously Good or Bad”10m
3-6 Common Knowledge of Rationality10m
3-7 Low Rationality: What Happens if Players Are Not Very Smart?7m
3-8 Game Theory Under Zero-Intelligence: Biological Evolution10m
3-9 Fig Wasps Play a Nash Equilibrium11m
3 readings
Aggregated Result of the Card Game Challenge10m
About Optional Challenge Problems2m
Supplemental explanation for Question 2, 3 and 410m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 3.12m
Practice Quiz 3.24m
Practice Quiz 3.34m
Graded Quiz 314m
Module 3 Optional Challenge Problems1h 20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Sustaining Cooperation

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 123 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
4-2 Why is Group Rationality Different From Rationality of Individuals?10m
4-3 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Biological Evolution11m
4-4 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Social Thought11m
4-5 How to Enforce Socially Desirable Outcomes13m
4-6 Cooperation of gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part I: Need For Cooperation12m
4-7 Cooperation of Gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part II: Mechanism of Cooperation11m
4-8 Reputation and Brand Name10m
4-9 Cooperation in Loosely Knit Organization14m
4-10 Summary of the Course13m
Final Message from the Instructor4m
2 readings
(Supplementary Reading Material) Why People Discount Future Payoff ?10m
About Optional Challenge Problems2m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 4.12m
Practice Quiz 4.22m
Practice Quiz 4.32m
Graded Quiz 414m
Module 4 Optional Challenge Problems1h 20m

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