Game Theory Bard College

Game Theory

Announcements

Midterm: The midterm exam will be in-class on Wednesday, March 15. Here are practice problems for the midterm:

LaTeX: You are required to write homework solutions in LaTeX. Here are some links to get you started:

To download LaTeX to your own computer, Ethan recommends MacTeX for Mac users, and TeX Live for PC users:

Course Requirements

Your grade will be based on homework assignments (40%), two exams (40%), and a project (20%).

Assignments and Syllabus

Week Dates Topics Readings Homework
Week 1 Jan. 30, Feb. 1 Introduction, Nim and Hex Chapter 1
Week 2 Feb. 6, 8 Extensive-form Games Chapter 3
Week 3 Feb. 13, 15 Utility theory Sections 2.1–2.3
Week 4 Feb. 20, 22 Utility Theory Sections 2.4–2.9
Week 5 Feb. 27, March 1 Utility Functions, Strategic-form Games 4.1–4.5
Week 6 March 6, 8 Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria 4.7–4.11, 5.2.9
Week 7 March 13, 15 Midterm Exam  
Spring Break        
Week 8 March 27, 29      
Week 9 April 3, 5      
Week 10 April 10, 12      
Week 11 April 17, 19      
Week 12 April 24, 26      
Week 13 May 3      
Week 14 May 8, 10      
Week 15 May 15, 17 Presentations    
Week 16 May 22 Final Exam