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Applied Game Theory for Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Applied Game Theory for Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Online
Course Number
BDS 509 976
Course Code
BDS509976
Course Key
73811
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Time
1:00pm-2:15pm
1:00pm-2:15pm
1:00pm-2:15pm
Instructor
ANOMALY, JONATHAN
Secondary Program
Course Description
This course covers basic concepts in game theory and applies these concepts to the social sciences. By the end of the course students know how to identify Nash equilibria and Pareto optima, understand how to diagram simultaneous and sequential games, and are able to explain how different strategies apply to single play games and repeated games. Topics include why conflict and cooperation occur among organisms with diverse goals and scarce resources and how prosocial emotions and norms can alter human behavior in ways that facilitate cooperation. This course helps serve as a prerequisite for the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) program. Permits offered to non-MBDS students if space is available.

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