GAME THEORY PRINCIPLES
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
26258
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/26/2019 - 12/6/2019
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course introduces the basic concepts of game theory. The emphasis is on the unifying perspective that game theory offers to questions in economics, other disciplines, and everyday life. The course draws on a wide range of substantive and intellectually stimulating applications of game theory across areas in economics, other disciplines, and beyond. It will enable students to view social interactions as strategic games, to use game theoretic concepts to predict behavior in these interactions and to conceive of ways in which altering the game affects social outcomes.
Class Attributes
DSAS Quant.-Formal Reason General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Class Notes
Many important phenomena in economics and political science involve strategic interaction among small numbers of agents. Examples include competition between oil producing nations, bargaining over the price of a car, and forming voting coalitions in a legislature. Game theory is the mathematical tool that social scientists use to model these phenomena. This course will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of modern game theory and applications to the social sciences. Topics include formats for describing games, solution concepts including Nash equilibria, repeated games, and evolutionary game theory. Some mathematical concepts may be introduced, but no knowledge beyond algebra is assumed.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
David Hewitt, Erika Rattunde
Meets
MoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Meeting Dates
08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019
Room
1501 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
73
Seats Open
2
Class Capacity
75
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
20