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This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory. Business competition, political campaigns, the struggle for existence by animals and plants, and so on, can all be regarded as a kind of “game,” in which individuals try to do their best against others. Game theory provides a general framework to describe and analyze how individuals behave in such “strategic” situations. This course focuses on the key concepts in game theory, and attempts to outline the informal basic ideas that are often hidden behind mathematical definitions. Game theory has been applied to a number of disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and computer science. Therefore, a warm welcome is extended to audiences from all fields who are interested in what game theory is all about....
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Why Do We Need Game Theory, and What Does it Tell Us?

Is it possible to analyze a wide variety of social and economic problems using a unified framework? In the first module, we address this question. We will see that the concept of rational decision making is useful, but it is not quite sufficient to provide governing principles. Motivated examples and some history of game theory will be provided. You will also be asked to play a simple card game to see how it feels to make your decisions strategically....
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12 個視頻(共 91 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
1-1 What is Game Theory? 8分鐘
1-2 Modelling Social Problems as a "Game" 12分鐘
1-3 In Search for the Governing Principle10分鐘
1-4 Concerns About a Mathematical Theory of Human Behavior 7分鐘
1-5 Let's Play a Game 6分鐘
Card Game Tutorial (No Audio)2分鐘
1-6 John Nash Discovered the Governing Principle 6分鐘
1-7 Nash Equilibrium9分鐘
1-8 Traffic Game in Reality 7分鐘
1-9 Location Game 6分鐘
1-10 Policies of Two Parties 10分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Course Description10分鐘
Syllabus10分鐘
Card Game Challenge Instruction10分鐘
(Supplementary Reading Material) Convergence to Nash Equilibrium in the Traffic Game10分鐘
About Optional Challenge Problems2分鐘
Supplemental explanation for Question 1, 2 and 310分鐘
Quiz5 個練習
Practice Quiz 1.12分鐘
Practice Quiz 1.24分鐘
Practice Quiz 1.32分鐘
Graded Quiz 114分鐘
Module 1 Optional Challenge Problems分鐘

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Understanding Nash equilibrium

The basic solution concept of game theory is Nash equilibrium. In Module 2, we try to understand this central concept through various examples and ask the following crucial question: how do players come to play a Nash equilibrium?...
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10 個視頻(共 89 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
Video10 個視頻
2-2 Coordination Game and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 9分鐘
2-3 Market Competition 11分鐘
2-4 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part I7分鐘
2-5 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part II 7分鐘
2-6 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part III 7分鐘
2-7 Stylized Facts and Nash Equilibrium 5分鐘
2-8 Make Yourself Unpredictable: Mixed Strategy Equilibrium 7分鐘
2-9 Sports Games and Game Theory 10分鐘
2-10 Nash Equilibrium Exists in All Games 11分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
About Optional Challenge Problems2分鐘
Quiz5 個練習
Practice Quiz 2.14分鐘
Practice Quiz 2.24分鐘
Practice Quiz 2.34分鐘
Graded Quiz 214分鐘
Module 2 Optional Challenge Problems分鐘

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Rationality, Knowledge, and Evolution in Games

In Module 3, we will dig deeper into the relationship between rationality and Nash equilibrium. We will consider the whole spectrum of possible intellectual capacities of players, spanning the range from unlimited ability for sophisticated reasoning to absolute zero intelligence. In the end, you will see that Nash equilibrium can emerge under a fairly wide range of intellectual capacities of players....
Reading
9 個視頻(共 94 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
3-2 Digression: How You Played the Card Game and Addressing the Concerns about Game Theory15分鐘
3-3 “Payoffs” in a Game: What Exactly Are Those Numbers? 9分鐘
3-4 What Does it Mean That a Player is Rational? 6分鐘
3-5 Domination: Strategies That Are “Obviously Good or Bad”10分鐘
3-6 Common Knowledge of Rationality 10分鐘
3-7 Low Rationality: What Happens if Players Are Not Very Smart?7分鐘
3-8 Game Theory Under Zero-Intelligence: Biological Evolution 10分鐘
3-9 Fig Wasps Play a Nash Equilibrium 11分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Aggregated Result of the Card Game Challenge10分鐘
About Optional Challenge Problems2分鐘
Supplemental explanation for Question 3 and 410分鐘
Quiz5 個練習
Practice Quiz 3.12分鐘
Practice Quiz 3.24分鐘
Practice Quiz 3.34分鐘
Graded Quiz 314分鐘
Module 3 Optional Challenge Problems20分鐘

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Sustaining Cooperation

The final module is devoted to the most important and most general message of game theory: rational behavior quite often leads to a socially undesirable outcome. We will first try to understand the basic reason for this, and then see how this insight of game theory has made fundamental impacts in the natural and social sciences. Finally, we will learn some general methods to overcome this problem....
Reading
11 個視頻(共 123 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
Video11 個視頻
4-2 Why is Group Rationality Different From Rationality of Individuals? 10分鐘
4-3 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Biological Evolution 11分鐘
4-4 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Social Thought 11分鐘
4-5 How to Enforce Socially Desirable Outcomes13分鐘
4-6 Cooperation of gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part I: Need For Cooperation 12分鐘
4-7 Cooperation of Gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part II: Mechanism of Cooperation11分鐘
4-8 Reputation and Brand Name10分鐘
4-9 Cooperation in Loosely Knit Organization14分鐘
4-10 Summary of the Course 13分鐘
Final Message from the Instructor4分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
(Supplementary Reading Material) Why People Discount Future Payoff ?10分鐘
About Optional Challenge Problems2分鐘
Quiz5 個練習
Practice Quiz 4.12分鐘
Practice Quiz 4.22分鐘
Practice Quiz 4.32分鐘
Graded Quiz 414分鐘
Module 4 Optional Challenge Problems20分鐘
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創建者 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.

創建者 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.

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Michihiro Kandori

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Faculty of Economics

關於 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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