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About the Course

This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.

Course Structure

This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2007.


https://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-159

Yale Open Courses ECON 159: Game Theory William Sheppard

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About the Course

This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.

Course Structure

This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2007.


https://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-159

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I loved this

I just listened to professor Shepherd’s podcast while out on a run tonight and I loved it. I just had my first class of game theory last Thursday and I thought this would help me be more prepared for next class. I go to Arizona state and during the last half he took a shot at university of arizona calling them stupid, and he hasn't met any students from Arizona before. I enjoyed the lecture so I will not share this with Arizonans so you’re safe. Thank you for the upload!

CaseyRP ,

Edutainment at its finest

Professor Polak structures the class adroitly. This works well as a podcast. I learned a great deal about auctions and enjoyed myself the while.

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