This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of game theory and its
applications in describing the behavior of individuals, firms, and governments.
This course will cover both simultaneous- and sequential-move games and their
solutions. This includes the use of backward induction, dominant strategies, and
pure- and mixed-strategy Nash Equilibria. Additionally, students will connect
theory to real-world situations using in-class experiments to compare and contrast
theoretical expectations with observed social behavior.