API-303: Game Theory and Strategic Decisions

Semester: Spring

Credit: 4.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Pinar Dogan


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 1/23
Meet Day T/Th 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Belfer 200 Starr Aud (HKS)


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.

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

Review Session: Friday 8:45-10:00am (L230)

API 101 or equivalent (intermediate microeconomics). Calculus is not required for this course. Comfort with algebra and basic probability will be assumed.

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