Video and Audio Lectures in Game Theory

Kathleen Bawn, UCLA

Nineteen video lectures, of about an hour each, from a 2008 course that uses game theory and other formal models to analyse politics. This index is provided by The Open Academy, who provide titles, previews and descriptions of each lecture. The main sections of the course are "Sequential games", "Simultaneous move games", "Mixed strategy equilibirium", "Repeated interaction", and "Voting".

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Ben Polak, Yale

Part of the Open Yale service, this course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signalling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere. It is taught by Ben Polak and features videos, audio, course syllabus and lecture notes.

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William Spaniel

This is a collection of video clips which teach all aspects of game theory to undergraduates.  There were created by William Spaniel, a PhD student at University of Rochester, USA.  They cover strategic form games and the Nash  Equilibrium, extensive form games, infinite games and bargaining.  Possibly good for reinforcing student learning, or for direct use in a class.  Each lasts between about four and nine minutes.

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Scott E. Page, University of Michigan

A series of twenty lectures from a free online course that ran in 2012. Each is broken into chunks of about ten minutes. The video format shows the speaker's face along with slides that he annotates live. Topics include decision theory, economic growth, Markov chains, fitting lines to data, linear and non-linear models, agent-based models, co-ordination problems in game theory, networks, random walks, and auctions, among others.

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Matthew O. Jackson and Yoav Shoham, Stanford University

Five hours of lectures from a free online course that ran in 2012, broken up into chunks of about ten minutes. The video format combines a live-annotated slide presentation with a small window showing the speaker.

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Simon Singh, BBC Radio 4

This is 15-minute audio programme first aired on the BBC on 31 October 2003 and covers game theory and its applications. It is presented by Simon Singh and is part of his Radio 4 series "Another 5 Numbers," which looks at the mathematical, social and scientific history and significance of five numbers.

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Thomas Lux, University of Kiel

This set of talks was given on 8 January 2009 as part of the PhD seminar series organised by the School of Economics and Finance of the University of St Andrews. Prof. Thomas Lux speaks on how economic systems can be seen as evolutionary models, where agents interact with each other and a selection process favours the most successful. He introduces underlying dynamical systems as well as the necessary game theoretic concepts. Video can be downloaded in WMV format and presentation slides / handouts are also available.

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