MS&E232 - Introduction to Game Theory

Examines foundations of strategic environments with a focus on game theoretic analysis. Provides a solid background to game theory as well as topics in behavioral game theory and the design of marketplaces. Introduction to analytic tools to model and analyze strategic interactions as well as engineer the incentives and rules in marketplaces to obtain desired outcomes. Technical material includes non-cooperative and cooperative games, behavioral game theory, equilibrium analysis, repeated games, social choice, mechanism and auction design, and matching markets. Exposure to a wide range of applications. Lectures, presentations, and discussion. Prerequisites: basic mathematical maturity at the level of Math 51, and probability at the level of MS&E 120 or EE 178.
Career
Graduate
Grading Basis
ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit
Min
3
Max
3
Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?
No

Course Component
Discussion
Enrollment Optional?
Yes
Course Component
Lecture
Enrollment Optional?
No