TEDy: Non-Cooperative Game Theory

Semester: 

Spring

What was John Nash’s “eureka” in the movie, A Beautiful Mind? Why might students hate group projects? Why aren’t there enough datable men (and women) at Harvard and MIT? How can I get someone really drunk at a party? There exists a framework, under which, economists can tackle these seemingly disparate questions, and that framework is game theory and John Nash’s amazing contribution to the literature: the Nash Equilibrium. An extremely abstract and formal area of economics, game theory is, in truth, incredibly intuitive and can be fun. In this lecture, I introduce the definitions of games...

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Econ 2020a

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2010
A comprehensive course in economic theory designed for doctoral students in all parts of the University. Consumption, production, uncertainty, markets, general equilibrium. Applications to policy analysis and business decisions. Emphasizes the use of economic theory in practical research.
Note: Offered jointly with the Harvard Kennedy School as API-111 and with the Harvard Business School as 4010.
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