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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

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

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 Behavior 7m
1-5 Let's Play a Game 6m
Card Game Tutorial (No Audio)2m
1-6 John Nash Discovered the Governing Principle 6m
1-7 Nash Equilibrium9m
1-8 Traffic Game in Reality 7m
1-9 Location Game 6m
1-10 Policies of Two Parties 10m
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
3 hours to complete

Understanding Nash equilibrium

10 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
10 videos
2-2 Coordination Game and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 9m
2-3 Market Competition 11m
2-4 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part I7m
2-5 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part II 7m
2-6 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part III 7m
2-7 Stylized Facts and Nash Equilibrium 5m
2-8 Make Yourself Unpredictable: Mixed Strategy Equilibrium 7m
2-9 Sports Games and Game Theory 10m
2-10 Nash Equilibrium Exists in All Games 11m
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
4 hours to complete

Rationality, Knowledge, and Evolution in Games

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 Rationality 10m
3-7 Low Rationality: What Happens if Players Are Not Very Smart?7m
3-8 Game Theory Under Zero-Intelligence: Biological Evolution 10m
3-9 Fig Wasps Play a Nash Equilibrium 11m
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
4 hours to complete

Sustaining Cooperation

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 Evolution 11m
4-4 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Social Thought 11m
4-5 How to Enforce Socially Desirable Outcomes13m
4-6 Cooperation of gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part I: Need For Cooperation 12m
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 Course 13m
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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Top reviews from Welcome to Game Theory

By 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.

By 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.

Instructor

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Michihiro Kandori

University Professor
Faculty of Economics

About The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity....

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