PPHA 41501: Game Theory

This class is a PhD-level introduction to game theory, which provides fundamental tools for analyzing strategic incentives in economics and political science. The course introduces basic concepts of game theory, with an emphasis on applications in political economy. Topics include: elements of decision theory, strategic-form games and Nash equilibria, extensive-form games and sequential equilibria, long-term relationships in repeated games, Bayesian games and games with communication, and fundamentals of social choice theory. (Autumn 2021)
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Past Courses

Economics 30200b: Price Theory IIb (Game theory)

Economics 30300a: Price Theory IIIa (Risk and information in games and markets)

Economics 20700: Game Theory

Economics 20600: Economics of Information

Economics 36101: Economic Models of Politics

PPHA 44550: Weak States and International Relations