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PS 231: Strategic Models
In Fall 2021, I'll be teaching PS 231 (Strategic Models). As in Fall 2020, it will feature a flipped classroom. The syllabus can be found here.
Lecture 01: Encoding the World
This one covers some of the basics of sets, functions, and logic.
Lecture 02: Contemplative & Competent
This one introduces rational choice theory via utility functions, binary preference relations, and choice mappings.
Lecture 03: Uncertainty
This one introduces the notion of a lottery and of expected utility.
Lecture 04: Risk
This one covers preferences over lotteries, risk aversion, and the von Neumann and Morgenstern axioms.
Lecture 05: Bargaining & Optimality
This one introduces the notion of Pareto optimality and characterizes a rudimentary bargaining problem.
Lecture 06: Games
This one introduces strategic-form games by way of many examples.