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- Week 1: Introduction and Overview
- Introduction, overview, uses of game theory, some applications and examples, and formal definitions of: the normal form, payoffs, strategies, pure strategy Nash equilibrium, dominant strategies
- Week 2: Mixed-Strategy Nash Equilibrium
- pure and mixed strategy Nash equilibria
- Week 3: Alternate Solution Concepts
- Iterative removal of strictly dominated strategies, minimax strategies and the minimax theorem for zero-sum game, correlated equilibria
- Week 4: Extensive-Form Games
- Perfect information games: trees, players assigned to nodes, payoffs, backward Induction, subgame perfect equilibrium, introduction to imperfect-information games, mixed versus behavioral strategies.
- Week 5: Repeated Games
- Repeated prisoners dilemma, finite and infinite repeated games, limited-average versus future-discounted reward, folk theorems, stochastic games and learning.
- Week 6: Bayesian Games
- General definitions, ex ante/interim Bayesian Nash equilibrium.
- Week 7: Coalitional Games
- Transferable utility cooperative games, Shapley value, Core, applications.
- Week 8: Final Exam
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