Recitations for this course meet for 1 hour each Friday.
Calendar Schedule.
Lec # 
Topics 
Key Dates 
1 
Introduction to Game Theory 

2 
Payoffs in Games: Rational Choice Under Uncertainty
Expected Utility Theory; Risk Aversion 

35 
A More Formal Introduction to Games
Extensive Forms and Normal Forms
Strategies, Dominant Strategies and Iterative Elimination of Strictly Dominated Strategies
Nash Equilibrium
Applications of Nash Equilibrium 

68 
Backward Induction and Subgame Perfection
Analysis of ExtensiveForm Games
Backward Induction
Subgame Perfection
Applications
Bargaining and Negotiations
Forward Induction
Applications 
Problem Set 1 due on Lecture 6
Problem Set 2 due two days after Lecture 8 
9 
Review 

10 
In Class Midterm Exam 1 

1112 
Repeated Games and Cooperation 

1314 
Incomplete Information
Bayesian Nash Equilibrium
Auctions
Applications 
Problem Set 3 due on Lecture 14 
1516 
Dynamic Games of Incomplete Information
Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium
Sequential Bargaining Under Asymmetric Information 
Problem Set 4 due on Lecture 16 
17 
Review 

18 
In Class Midterm Exam 2 

1921 
Problems of Asymmetric Information in Economics
Signaling and the Intuitive Criterion
Applications of Signaling
The PrincipalAgent Problem
Applications; Lemons, Efficiency Wages, CreditRationing, PriceDiscrimination 
Problem Set 5 due on Lecture 21 
2223 
Global Games 

2425 
Evolutionary Foundations of Equilibrium
Evolutionarily Stable Strategies and Replicator Dynamics 
Problem Set 6 due on Lecture 25 
2627 
Applications and Review
Final Exam 
