17.810 | Spring 2021 | Undergraduate, Graduate
Game Theory
Course Description
This course introduces students to the rudiments of game theory as practiced in political science. It teaches students the basic elements of formal modeling and strategies for solving simple games. Readings draw from introductory texts on game theoretic modeling and applied articles in American politics, international …
This course introduces students to the rudiments of game theory as practiced in political science. It teaches students the basic elements of formal modeling and strategies for solving simple games. Readings draw from introductory texts on game theoretic modeling and applied articles in American politics, international relations, and comparative politics.
Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
assignment Problem Sets
Readings
An illustration shows two images of a man peeking through the bars of a jail cell. One image is tinted blue, the other is tinted orange. Near the images are the letters: C for cooperate, and D for defect (don’t cooperate).
An illustration of the Prisoner’s Dilemma, one of the topics discussed in this course. (Image courtesy of Giulia Forsythe on Flickr. This image is in the public domain.)