Introduction to Game Theory
In a blend of mathematics, economics, and psychology, game theory gives us tools to recognize key patterns in interactions and analyze them in the context of simple fun games. We can then notice and identify these patterns in real world situations and use these game theory tools to better understand these situations and make predictions about them.
Students will gain an introduction to topics such as Nash equilibrium
major game theory dilemmas: prisoner’s dilemma, tragedy of the commons, ect., different types of strategic interactions: cooperative/competitive, repeated/one-shot, anonymous, zero-sum, single to infinite player, ect., and factors influencing individuals choices: altruism, egalitarianism, pride, ect.