Game theory is a set of tools designed to study multiple strategic agents in many different environments. The scenarios involve interactions where the payoff of one agent Agent A depends on both Agent A's actions and the actions taken by other agents in the game. The objective in this course is to introduce students to the basic game theory concepts and apply these tools to more fully understand economic interactions. This course explores game theoretic topics such as pure- and mixed-strategy Nash equilibria of strategic-form games with perfect information Nash and subgame-perfect equilibria for extensive-form games with perfect information perfect Bayesian equilibria for games with imperfect information Nash equilibrium of extensive-form games with imperfect information equilibria concepts of finitely and infinitely repeated games and bargaining games.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education