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(ECON 159) 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.

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

Game Theory - Video Yale University

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(ECON 159) 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.

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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Dumzi ,

Game Theory

For me studying Game Theory is out of curiosity, the course here is very Math-Phobic friendly, the focus is on principles and theoretical applications. BEWARE: it is not "easy" it does require some mental gymnastics as there are some abstract ideas here which I find fascinating and mind-stretching .

Prof Polak is very enthusiastic about the subject even when most of students are not really encouraged sometimes. He writes on the board a lot so if you can’t see a thing (especially on your teeny-tiny iPhone screen) don’t stress, there are black board notes available at the Open Yale Website including test, exams, and weekly tutorial questions covering the content made in class all in PDF format. It is a all-round well prepared course.

These Open Courses is a wonderful initiative for people like me who work all day and do not have time for traditional college, but still have an inquiring mind about stuff even if it is totally random.

TastyAnchovy ,

Game Theory by Ben Polak from Yale

Very nicely taught. Sound and video well set up for the purpose of vodcast. Ben Polak has a great sense of humour and keeps the subject interesting thoughout. I'm impressed. Thank you.

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