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The University of Tokyo

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4.6

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This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory.
Business competition, political campaigns, the struggle for existence by animals and plants, and so on, can all be regarded as a kind of “game,” in which individuals try to do their best against others. Game theory provides a general framework to describe and analyze how individuals behave in such “strategic” situations.
This course focuses on the key concepts in game theory, and attempts to outline the informal basic ideas that are often hidden behind mathematical definitions. Game theory has been applied to a number of disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and computer science. Therefore, a warm welcome is extended to audiences from all fields who are interested in what game theory is all about....

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Game TheoryNash EquilibriumCooperationStrategic Planning

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Seção

Is it possible to analyze a wide variety of social and economic problems using a unified framework? In the first module, we address this question. We will see that the concept of rational decision making is useful, but it is not quite sufficient to provide governing principles. Motivated examples and some history of game theory will be provided. You will also be asked to play a simple card game to see how it feels to make your decisions strategically....

12 vídeos (Total de 91 min), 4 leituras, 4 testes

Course Preview1min

1-1 What is Game Theory? 8min

1-2 Modelling Social Problems as a "Game" 12min

1-3 In Search for the Governing Principle10min

1-4 Concerns About a Mathematical Theory of Human Behavior 7min

1-5 Let's Play a Game 6min

Card Game Tutorial (No Audio)2min

1-6 John Nash Discovered the Governing Principle 6min

1-7 Nash Equilibrium9min

1-8 Traffic Game in Reality 7min

1-9 Location Game 6min

1-10 Policies of Two Parties 10min

Course Description10min

Syllabus10min

Card Game Challenge Instruction10min

(Supplementary Reading Material) Convergence to Nash Equilibrium in the Traffic Game10min

Practice Quiz 1.12min

Practice Quiz 1.24min

Practice Quiz 1.32min

Graded Quiz 114min

Seção

The basic solution concept of game theory is Nash equilibrium. In Module 2, we try to understand this central concept through various examples and ask the following crucial question: how do players come to play a Nash equilibrium?...

10 vídeos (Total de 89 min), 4 testes

2-2 Coordination Game and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 9min

2-3 Market Competition 11min

2-4 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part I7min

2-5 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part II 7min

2-6 Why Do People Come to Play Nash Equilibrium? Part III 7min

2-7 Stylized Facts and Nash Equilibrium 5min

2-8 Make Yourself Unpredictable: Mixed Strategy Equilibrium 7min

2-9 Sports Games and Game Theory 10min

2-10 Nash Equilibrium Exists in All Games 11min

Practice Quiz 2.14min

Practice Quiz 2.24min

Practice Quiz 2.34min

Graded Quiz 214min

Seção

In Module 3, we will dig deeper into the relationship between rationality and Nash equilibrium. We will consider the whole spectrum of possible intellectual capacities of players, spanning the range from unlimited ability for sophisticated reasoning to absolute zero intelligence. In the end, you will see that Nash equilibrium can emerge under a fairly wide range of intellectual capacities of players....

9 vídeos (Total de 94 min), 1 leitura, 4 testes

3-2 Digression: How You Played the Card Game and Addressing the Concerns about Game Theory15min

3-3 “Payoffs” in a Game: What Exactly Are Those Numbers? 9min

3-4 What Does it Mean That a Player is Rational? 6min

3-5 Domination: Strategies That Are “Obviously Good or Bad”10min

3-6 Common Knowledge of Rationality 10min

3-7 Low Rationality: What Happens if Players Are Not Very Smart?7min

3-8 Game Theory Under Zero-Intelligence: Biological Evolution 10min

3-9 Fig Wasps Play a Nash Equilibrium 11min

Aggregated Result of the Card Game Challenge10min

Practice Quiz 3.12min

Practice Quiz 3.24min

Practice Quiz 3.34min

Graded Quiz 314min

Seção

The final module is devoted to the most important and most general message of game theory: rational behavior quite often leads to a socially undesirable outcome. We will first try to understand the basic reason for this, and then see how this insight of game theory has made fundamental impacts in the natural and social sciences. Finally, we will learn some general methods to overcome this problem....

11 vídeos (Total de 123 min), 1 leitura, 4 testes

4-2 Why is Group Rationality Different From Rationality of Individuals? 10min

4-3 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Biological Evolution 11min

4-4 Group Rationality vs. Rationality of Individuals in Social Thought 11min

4-5 How to Enforce Socially Desirable Outcomes13min

4-6 Cooperation of gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part I: Need For Cooperation 12min

4-7 Cooperation of Gas Stations in Long-Term Relationship Part II: Mechanism of Cooperation11min

4-8 Reputation and Brand Name10min

4-9 Cooperation in Loosely Knit Organization14min

4-10 Summary of the Course 13min

Final Message4min

(Supplementary Reading Material) Why People Discount Future Payoff?10min

Practice Quiz 4.12min

Practice Quiz 4.22min

Practice Quiz 4.32min

Graded Quiz 414min

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por LL•Jan 20th 2016

This is a very good introduction to game theory having never before studied this subject I have found that the Lectures are easy to understand and flow very well from one to the other.

por LY•Dec 17th 2017

Simple to follow, focuses on introducing basic concepts rather than the math. Could be more in-depth though. Nonetheless, great precursor to the Game Theory course from Stanford.

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity....

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