Game theory resources

For those who would like to take a structured approach to learning about game theory and network with beginning or advanced game theorists, online resources abound. Here are just a few.

Centers, societies, and clearinghouses

Game Theory .net
Game Theory Society
International Society of Dynamic Games
Research Center for Epistemic Game Theory
Stony Brook Center for Game Theory

Online course materials

Econ 159 - Game Theory (Yale University)
Economics 1052 - Advanced Game Theory (Harvard University)
Economics 431 - Games and Decisions (University of Arizona)
Game Theory (UCLA)
Game theory and Nash equilibrium (Khan Academy)
Statistics 155 - Game Theory (Berkeley)


Game Theory Explorer

Free workshop - April 23 at Victrola Coffee

Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin, Ship of Fools, or a Wooden Skyscraper for the Jolly Company

Does a protagonist's decision-making prowess affect a story's psychological impact? Do heroic figures need to be exceptional decision-makers, for example, or do comic figures need to be fools?

If you're interested in exploring the role of strategic decision-making in works of literature, please join me for a free two-hour workshop April 23 at Victrola Coffee on 15th Avenue.

If you've already signed up for my Game Theory and Literature course at Hugo House (Saturdays, May 2 - June 13), treat the workshop as an amuse-bouche. If you can't take the course, here's your chance to contribute to the conversation.

This free informal workshop will take place in the cafe's small meeting room. Space will be limited. You may simply show up, but spots at the table will be reserved for those who email me ahead of time. Send me a note if you would like to reserve a spot.

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6-8pm
Where: Victrola Coffee on 15th (Seattle)


Jane Austen, Game Theorist - Michael Chwe

Assigned readings for my six-week Game Theory and Literature course at Richard Hugo House (Saturday mornings, May 2 through June 13) will be modest. I'm only asking you to read two works of literature and selections from a critical study of Jane Austen.

   Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
   William Shakespeare, King Lear
   Michael Suk-Young Chwe, Jane Austen, Game Theorist

For a more in-depth understanding of the history and scope of game theory, you may want to take a look at one or more of these readings.

   Avinash Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff, The Art of Strategy
   Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind
   John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
   William Poundstone, Prisoner's Dilemma
   Steven Tadelis, Game Theory: An Introduction

Still hungry? Yet more...

(last updated 4/1/15)

Thomas Schelling, The Strategy of Conflict

Clive Thompson, "Can Game Theory Predict When Iran Will Get the Bomb?" New York Times, August 12, 2009

Samuel Arbesman, Probability and Game Theory in The Hunger Games, Wired, April 10, 2012

Charles C. Cowden, Game Theory, Evolutionary Stable Strategies and the Evolution of Biological Interactions, Nature Education Knowledge, 2012