Game Theory

WEEK ONE

1.

The first day of class served as an introduction to the course. Course materials included:

Syllabus

Copy of the same syllabus formatted to the university template is available here

Textbook website and shared Perusall copy

In-class work rubric

Absence Notification Form (Fresno State login required)

First set of slides, which are always a complement to and never a substitute for attending class

First set of guided notes, which are always yours to keep and meant to facilitate your note-taking

Questionnaire and first in-class activity, as well as game board, where you always need to be in class to do in-class activities and you should always turn them in by the end of class

First homework (Fresno State login required), where homeworks are always due by the beginning of the next class after they're assigned


2.

On the second day, we discussed our first two (of many) equilibrium concepts.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Second homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK TWO

3.

On the third day, we discussed the (pure strategy) Nash equilibrium concept.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Third homework (Fresno State login required)


4.

On the fourth day, we discussed some classic simultaneous-move games.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Fourth homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK THREE

5.

On the fifth day, we discussed the classic version of the Prisoners' Dilemma.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Fifth homework (Fresno State login required) with a "heads up" on the eighth homework


6.

On the sixth day, we discussed sequential-move games.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Sixth homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK FOUR

7.

On the seventh day, we discussed some classic sequential-move games.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Study guide for first exam

Seventh homework (Fresno State login required), which is a practice exam and "in-class work" self-assessment


8.

On the eighth day, we discussed duopoly models.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Eighth homework instructions (see Google Classroom for Google Doc)


WEEK FIVE

9.

On the ninth day, students shared the games they came up with as part of their eighth homeworks and we reviewed for our first exam.

Slides

In-class activity

No homework, except to study for exam.


10.

On the 10th day, we took our first exam.


WEEK SIX