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Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind", game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Over four weeks of lectures, this advanced course considers how to design interactions between agents in order to achieve good social outcomes. Three main topics are covered: social choice theory (i.e., collective decision making and voting systems), mechanism design, and auctions. In the first week we consider the problem of aggregating different agents' preferences, discussing voting rules and the challenges faced in collective decision making. We present some of the most important theoretical results in the area: notably, Arrow's Theorem, which proves that there is no "perfect" voting system, and also the Gibbard-Satterthwaite and Muller-Satterthwaite Theorems. We move on to consider the problem of making collective decisions when agents are self interested and can strategically misreport their preferences. We explain "mechanism design" -- a broad framework for designing interactions between self-interested agents -- and give some key theoretical results. Our third week focuses on the problem of designing mechanisms to maximize aggregate happiness across agents, and presents the powerful family of Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanisms. The course wraps up with a fourth week that considers the problem of allocating scarce resources among self-interested agents, and that provides an introduction to auction theory. You can find a full syllabus and description of the course here: http://web.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/GTOC-II-Syllabus.html There is also a predecessor course to this one, for those who want to learn or remind themselves of the basic concepts of game theory: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1 An intro video can be found here: http://web.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/Game-Theory-2-Intro.mp4...
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Social Choice

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8 vídeos (Total de 89 min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
Video8 videos
1.1 Social Choice: Taste 3min
1.2 Social Choice: Voting Scheme 15min
1.3 Paradoxical Outcomes 9min
1.4 Impossibility of Non-Paradoxical Social Welfare Functions 5min
1.5 Arrow's Theorem 31min
1.6 Impossibility of Non-Pardoxical Social Choice Functions 7min
1.7 Single-Peaked Preferences 7min
Reading1 leituras
Syllabus10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Problem Set 124min
Unit 1.2 Quiz4min
Unit 1.3 Quiz8min
Unit 1.5 Quiz6min

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Mechanism Design

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9 vídeos (Total de 96 min), 1 leitura, 6 testes
Video9 videos
2.2 Implementation 18min
2.3 Mechanism Design: Examples12min
2.4 Revelation Principle 9min
2.5 Revelation Principle: Examples5min
2.6 Impossibility of General Dominant-Strategy Implementation 11min
2.7 Transferable Utility 9min
2.8 Transferable Utility Example8min
2.9 Mechanism Design as an Optimization Problem 19min
Reading1 leituras
Reading on the theory of Mechanism Design10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Problem Set 218min
Unit 2.2 Quiz4min
Unit 2.4 Quiz2min
Unit 2.6 Quiz2min
Unit 2.8 Quiz4min
Unit 2.9 Quiz4min

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Efficient Mechanisms

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6 vídeos (Total de 83 min), 4 testes
Video6 videos
3.2 VCG: Definitions 18min
3.3 VCG: Examples 7min
3.4 VCG: Limitations 11min
3.5 VCG: Individual Rationality and Budget Balance in VCG 16min
3.6 VCG: The Myerson-Satterthwaite Theorem 19min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Problem Set 320min
Unit 3.2 Quiz6min
Unit 3.3 Quiz4min
Unit 3.6 Quiz8min

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Auctions

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7 vídeos (Total de 112 min), 5 testes
Video7 videos
4.2 Auctions: Taxonomy 14min
4.3 Bidding in Second-Price Auctions 6min
4.4 Bidding in First-Price Auctions 13min
4.5 Revenue Equivalence 40min
4.6 Optimal Auctions 21min
4.7 More Advanced Auctions 12min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Problem Set 418min
Unit 4.2 Quiz2min
Unit 4.3 Quiz2min
Unit 4.4 Quiz2min
Unit 4.6 Quiz2min
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por LVMay 2nd 2017

Very interesting! One missing thing: please write explanations for correct/incorrect questions in quizzes. In the basic course, I found them very helpful in understanding why my reasoning was wrong.

por ASSep 11th 2016

Outstanding course on Game Theory. Provides excellent mathematical and logical treatment of the concepts and theory. A perfect stepping stone for researchers willing to pursue their research in Gam

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Matthew O. Jackson

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Economics

Kevin Leyton-Brown

Professor
Computer Science

Yoav Shoham

Professor
Computer Science

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