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# Game Theory 101

### Course Summary

Game theory made easy. An introduction to game theory.

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### Course Syllabus

• Introduction
• Introduction
• Textbook Options
• The Basics
• The Prisoner's Dilemma and Strict Dominance
• The Strict Dominance Solution Concept
• Iterated Elimination of Strictly Dominated Strategies
• Testing Strict Dominance
• The Stag Hunt and Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium
• What Is a Nash Equilibrium?
• Best Responses
• Testing Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium
• Matching Pennies and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
• The Mixed Strategy Algorithm
• How NOT to Write a Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
• Battle of the Sexes
• Calculating Payoffs
• Testing Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
• Strict Dominance in Mixed Strategies
• Weak Dominance
• Infinitely Many Equilibria
• The Odd Rule
• Extensive Form Games
• Subgame Perfect Equilibrium
• Backward Induction
• How NOT to Write a Subgame Perfect Equilibrium
• Multiple Subgame Perfect Equilibria
• Games with Stages
• Punishment Strategies
• Tying Hands (Burning Bridges)
• Commitment Problems
• Testing Subgame Perfect Equilibrium
• The Centipede Game
• Problems with Backward Induction
• Forward Induction
• Probability Distributions
• Generalized Battle of the Sexes
• Knife-Edge Equilibria
• Soccer Penalty Kicks
• Comparative Statics
• Testing Exogenous Variables and Comparative Statics
• The Support of Mixed Strategies
• A Trick with Weak Dominance
• Rock Paper Scissors
• Symmetric, Zero Sum Games
• Modified Rock Paper Scissors
• Mixing among Three Strategies
• Infinite Strategy Spaces
• A Game with No Equilibria
• Hotelling's Game and the Median Voter Theorem
• Second Price Auctions
• Testing Infinite Strategies
• Conclusion
• Wrap Up

Course Fee:
Free

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