Introduction to Game Theory and Strategic Reasoning
6:30 pm to 7:30
(Mon to Thu)
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About The Course
Game theory is barely a hundred years old. Its rise to prominence in such a short time, with implications for multiple disciplines, from economics and philosophy, to biology and computer science, and for worldly affairs, from war and diplomacy, to corporate strategy, has few parallels. This introductory course is intended for everyone with an interest in logic and strategic reasoning: it encourages students to apply it in everyday life, understand behavior in the corporate world as well as grapple with some open philosophical paradoxes in game theory.
Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000 plus GST
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Learning Support for the Course
- A clear understanding of the major ideas and concepts in non-cooperative game theory
- The ability to apply solution concepts to examples of games, and to state and explain them precisely
- Ability to identify strategic situations in everyday life and apply game-theoretic reasoning to them
Ajit Mishra is the current Director of the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India. After completing his PhD from the Delhi School of Economics in 1994, he has been actively engaged in research and lecturing for the past twenty-five years.
He has published two books, Economics of Corruption and Markets and Governance and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development and is the associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Elsevier. He has taught at various institutions including University of Bath, Dundee, UK; Scottish Graduate Programme, University of Edinburgh, UK; Delhi School of Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, and Ashoka University, India. He has been a consultant to the UNDP and the World Bank.
Kaushik Basu is a professor of economics and the Carl Marks professor of international studies at Cornell University. He was educated at St. Stephens College and at the London School of Economics. During his time at the LSE, he was greatly influenced by Amartya Sen’s work and, as a result, he stayed back to complete his PhD under Sen’s tutelage, instead of taking over his father’s legal practice as was earlier planned.
Along with the expected analysis and commentary, Basu’s twitter feed regularly carries anecdotes and witticisms unrelated to economics. Having served as the chief economic advisor to the Government of India and as the chief economist of the World Bank, Basu presently serves as president of the International Economic Association. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2008. His books include The Republics of Beliefs (2018) and An Economist in the Real World (2017).
Sudipta Sarangi is the Department Head and Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he has been a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at Louisiana State University and a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.
He is a research associate of DIW Berlin, GATE, University of Lyon-St. Etienne, and the Lima School of Economics. He has been a consultant to organisations like the World Bank and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economic Theory and Studies in Microeconomics. He is the recipient of the 2020 Kuznets Prize of the Journal of Population Economics.