API-303: Game Theory and Strategic Decisions

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus


Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day T/Th 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM L130


This course uses game theory to study strategic behavior in real-world situations. It develops theoretical concepts, such as incentives, strategies, threats and promises, and signaling, with application to a range of policy issues. Examples will be drawn from a wide variety of areas, such as management, labor bargaining, international negotiations, auction design, and voting behavior. This course will also explore how people actually behave in strategic settings through a series of participatory demonstrations. These experiments will help refine our understanding of economic and political behavior in the real world. Prior courses in microeconomics and mathematics are helpful but not required.

Students may receive credit for both API-303 and API-110 or API-112 only if API-303 is taken first.

Please note that this course will be piloting the Harvard University Canvas course page system during the Spring 2015 term.






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