Game Theory

Game Theory Online

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/user/gametheoryonline
Creator: 
Matt Jackson, Yoav Shoham, and Kevin Leyton-Brown, Stanford University
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YouTube channel sharing short videos from two courses that ran in 2014 and 2015, combining slides with a view of the speaker. There are more than 70 videos in total, organised into playlists for each course topic.

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Economic Fables

Location (URL): 
http://books.openedition.org/obp/310?lang=en
Creator: 
Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University
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This is a 264-page book published through Open Book Publishers, available as a free download in PDF and other electronic formats, as well as in print. It combines a personal memoir with an introduction to some central concepts of modern economic thought. Rubinstein describes mathematical models as fables- existing between fantasy and reality, illuminating but not accurately portraying the real world.

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Networks, Crowds, and Markets

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyKs18VwWa2jDPH5hR_eco3YEVlOV-ySB
Creator: 
David Easley, Jon Kleinberg, and Eva Tardos, Cornell University

Eighty-one short videos from a ten-week open course that was delivered in 2014. The course was multi-disciplinary, exploring "game theory, the structure of the Internet, social contagion, the spread of social power and popularity, and information cascades." The videos combine slides and in-camera presentations, and range from 5 minutes to 14 minutes in length. 

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Game Theory and Economic Applications (ECON 212 FC)

Location (URL): 
http://homes.eco.auckland.ac.nz/jhil044/public_html/econ212/index.html
Creator: 
John Hillas, University of Auckland

Course page for a 2014 course based around Dixit and Susan Skeath's text Games of Strategy. Includes a 95-page PDF booklet of detailed lecture notes and problems, reading list for the 12-week course, and problem sets and tests with answers.

Self-test questions on Incentive Pay

Location (URL): 
http://www.mikeshor.com/courses/gametheory/quizzes/quiz5.html
Creator: 
Mike Shor, Vanderbilt University

Ten multiple-choices questions based on two numerical examples of pay and effort, from a course on game theory.

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Political Science 30: Politics and Strategy

Location (URL): 
http://theopenacademy.com/content/politics-strategy-and-game-theory
Creator: 
Kathleen Bawn, UCLA

Nineteen video lectures, of about an hour each, from a 2008 course that uses game theory and other formal models to analyse politics. This index is provided by The Open Academy, who provide titles, previews and descriptions of each lecture. The main sections of the course are "Sequential games", "Simultaneous move games", "Mixed strategy equilibirium", "Repeated interaction", and "Voting".

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A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory

Location (URL): 
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1968579
Creator: 
Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University

This 21-page PDF, dated December 2011, is intended as a basic introduction to game theory for students in "courses [which] assumed familiarity with game theory but did not require it as a prerequisite." The first section introduces normal-form games up to the concept of a Nash Equilibrium. The other section discusses sequentiality and backward induction. The booklet concludes with some exercises.

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Econ 212FC Game Theory and Economic Applications

Location (URL): 
http://homes.eco.auckland.ac.nz/jhil044/public_html/econ212/index.html
Creator: 
John Hillas, University of Auckland

Current and past materials from an introductory Game Theory course. It includes recommended readings, problem sets, a 95-page PDF booklet of lecture notes, and past exam papers with answers.

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Game Theory

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfeNPtL-aoauQkGPiwW4Sq3SnGcnXZ_Rf
Creator: 
Matthew O. Jackson and Yoav Shoham, Stanford University

Five hours of lectures from a free online course that ran in 2012, broken up into chunks of about ten minutes. The video format combines a live-annotated slide presentation with a small window showing the speaker.

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Model Thinking

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfeNPtL-aoavLTWo_UMtQgneBpnmyyqH-
Creator: 
Scott E. Page, University of Michigan

A series of twenty lectures from a free online course that ran in 2012. Each is broken into chunks of about ten minutes. The video format shows the speaker's face along with slides that he annotates live. Topics include decision theory, economic growth, Markov chains, fitting lines to data, linear and non-linear models, agent-based models, co-ordination problems in game theory, networks, random walks, and auctions, among others.

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