LESSON:
Introduction to Game Theory

Introduction to Game Theory6:31 934 513 7 34 3 Exercises

The Prisoner's Dilemma5:46 549 521 10 48 5 Exercises

Eliminating Dominated Strategies7:04 202 181 0 18 5 Exercises

Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium8:01 202 142 0 15 4 Exercises

The Anarchy of International Relations5:09 43 34 0 4 3 Exercises

Introduction to International Relations4:29 38 27 2 4 3 Exercises

What is Nash Equilibrium?5:17 158 131 4 17 3 Exercises

Solving for Best Responses8:36 88 74 2 7 5 Exercises

Proximate vs. Underlying Causes8:19 12 16 1 2 2 Exercises

Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium7:06 62 59 1 5 4 Exercises

Mixed Strategy Algorithm9:20 76 51 0 1 7 Exercises

Why States Levy Taxes on Imported Goods8:18 12 16 1 1 2 Exercises

Game Theory and the Strategic World7:27 36 40 1 4 3 Exercises

The Bargaining Range Between War & Peace7:03 32 10 0 1 4 Exercises

Democratic vs. Autocratic Accountability7:52 8 5 0 0 4 Exercises

Capitalist Peace Theory5:13 7 7 1 1 3 Exercises

McDonald's Peace Theory3:19 12 8 0 0 3 Exercises

How Information Problems Cause War5:13 5 3 0 0 2 Exercises

Sovereignty in International Relations10:36 14 14 1 3 5 Exercises

Do's and Don'ts of Mixed Strategies4:23 27 25 2 2 3 Exercises

Battle of the Sexes8:48 255 251 2 5 7 Exercises

Calculating Payoffs6:13 51 29 2 2 5 Exercises

Strict Dominance in Mixed Strategies7:24 67 23 1 0 5 Exercises

Weak Dominance in Mixed Strategies5:41 55 25 0 0 5 Exercises

Infinite Number of Nash Equilibria4:33 30 18 0 1 2 Exercises

The Odd Rule6:47 38 28 0 1 2 Exercises

Crisis Bargaining in Game Theory and War9:54 17 6 1 1 4 Exercises

First Strike Advantage & Preemptive War12:31 40 11 0 0 4 Exercises

How Indivisibility Issues Lead to War6:47 12 4 0 0 2 Exercises

Subgame Perfect Equilibrium7:25 43 24 0 0 5 Exercises

Backward Induction4:41 45 27 0 2 6 Exercises

Do's and Don'ts of Subgame Equilibria3:24 21 13 0 0 2 Exercises

Multiple Subgame Perfect Equilibria8:42 89 17 0 1 5 Exercises

Tying Hands: Making Credible Threats4:39 111 46 4 4 4 Exercises

Commitment Problems5:30 61 52 1 5 4 Exercises

Centipede Game4:33 64 32 1 2 3 Exercises

Intro to PrincipalAgent Problems6:09 7 5 0 0 3 Exercises

Problems with Backward Induction11:11 38 21 0 1 6 Exercises

Review of the Prisoner's Dilemma6:20 13 12 2 4 2 Exercises

How Dictators Fight for Survival6:04 2 7 0 2 3 Exercises

Forward Induction7:51 25 23 1 0 6 Exercises

Why Power Shifts Lead to Preventive War8:11 2 3 0 0 3 Exercises

The Cult of the Offensive9:14 11 11 1 2 2 Exercises

Why Rulers Continue to Fight Losing Wars6:55 2 4 0 0 3 Exercises

What Happens to Leaders After Retirement6:51 1 4 0 1 3 Exercises

How Leaders Use War to Distract People6:38 5 3 1 0 3 Exercises

Correlation Versus Causation8:48 14 4 1 0 3 Exercises

The Rise of China10:18 10 5 0 0 4 Exercises

How Elections Distort Foreign Policy6:51 1 1 0 0 4 Exercises

Explaining the Democratic Peace11:07 4 3 0 0 4 Exercises

The Grim Trigger Strategy11:10 41 12 0 0 2 Exercises

Introduction to Democratic Peace Theory10:32 6 4 0 1 5 Exercises

Absolute vs. Relative Gains in Trading8:13 8 4 0 0 2 Exercises

Resolving International Trade Disputes11:53 1 3 0 0 3 Exercises

International Trade Rivalry6:28 0 2 0 0 3 Exercises

Trade and Comparative Advantage7:17 4 2 0 0 2 Exercises

Trade and Absolute Advantage7:16 6 2 0 0 3 Exercises

The Shadow of the Future8:28 6 5 0 1 3 Exercises

Why States Engage in Arms Races5:09 6 5 0 2 2 Exercises

Introduction to Conflict vs. Cooperation6:05 6 8 0 2 1 Exercises

Probability Distributions9:12 44 14 0 0 4 Exercises

Generalized Battle of the Sexes14:31 27 17 0 0 5 Exercises

KnifeEdge Equilibria8:52 23 13 1 0 7 Exercises

Soccer Penalty Kicks9:22 51 30 0 0 4 Exercises

Comparative Statics10:07 16 10 0 0 6 Exercises

The Support of Mixed Strategies7:58 21 10 0 0 4 Exercises

A Trick with Weakly Dominated Strategies7:52 47 13 0 0 4 Exercises

War's Bargaining Range5:46 15 4 0 0 2 Exercises

The Algebraic Model of War7:47 9 31 1 5 2 Exercises

War's Inefficiency Puzzle7:23 12 19 1 0 3 Exercises

The Unitary Actor Assumption4:10 18 5 0 0 1 Exercises

The Rationality of War4:45 3 5 0 1 1 Exercises

Rock, Paper, Scissors Game6:22 381 398 7 15 5 Exercises

Symmetric Zero Sum Games8:48 35 20 1 1 5 Exercises

Modified Rock, Paper, Scissors Game9:55 49 20 2 1 4 Exercises

Mixing Among Three Strategies8:46 22 13 1 0 5 Exercises

What Comes After Game Theory 1015:00 32 13 0 0 5 Exercises

Veto Power in the UN Security Council7:53 4 3 0 0 2 Exercises

UN Security Council Voting Strategies11:19 4 2 0 0 3 Exercises

United Nations Security Council 1018:35 4 3 1 2 4 Exercises

How Modern Weapons Make War Obsolete6:22 1 1 0 0 2 Exercises

Costs and Risks of Nuclear Weapons8:52 1 1 0 1 3 Exercises

Mutually Assured Nuclear Destruction8:25 4 1 0 0 2 Exercises

The Rationality of Preventive War9:10 1 1 0 1 3 Exercises

Nuclear Weapons Development by Country9:59 2 4 0 0 3 Exercises

Bargaining Over Nuclear Proliferation11:06 0 1 0 1 3 Exercises

Iran's Nuclear Program11:23 3 4 0 1 3 Exercises

The Bargaining Power of Nuclear Weapons5:57 3 1 0 1 2 Exercises

The Rally 'Round the Flag Effect6:16 2 0 0 0 2 Exercises

Bribery in the U.N. Security Council7:41 3 1 0 0 2 Exercises

Covert Nuclear Programs9:14 1 1 0 1 3 Exercises

Monitoring Common Pool Goods6:45 2 1 0 0 2 Exercises

Public Goods Collective Action Problem9:50 13 3 0 0 3 Exercises

What Is a Public Good?8:06 12 6 0 0 3 Exercises

Terrorism Definition & Course Conclusion4:10 5 1 0 0 2 Exercises

Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement8:13 2 0 0 0 3 Exercises

Exploitation and Civil War Settlement9:19 1 1 0 0 3 Exercises

TimeInconsistency Commitment Problem7:29 16 5 0 2 2 Exercises

The Logic of Ignoring Terrorism5:46 3 5 0 2 2 Exercises

Strategically Spoiling the Peace7:17 4 5 0 1 3 Exercises

Why Terrorists Commit Suicide7:13 8 4 0 1 3 Exercises

The Rationality of Terrorists8:38 3 2 0 1 4 Exercises

Where Does Terrorism Fester?3:39 1 3 0 0 2 Exercises

Issue Linkage over Public Goods9:03 3 2 0 1 3 Exercises

Hegemonic Provision of Public Goods6:27 7 4 1 0 2 Exercises

Genetic Mutations13:26 630 163 2 3 7 Exercises

Hadrian and Antinous  Roman Art History8:44 196 17 0 2 8 Exercises

Understanding the Basics of Fractions5:37 139 125 7 13 6 Exercises

The Electoral College10:49 157 43 1 6 8 Exercises

Art History  The Alhambra7:08 211 56 1 6 7 Exercises

Ten Rules of Writing from Famous Writers4:50 347 97 7 12 6 Exercises

How Do Microwaves Work?5:10 330 148 1 4 4 Exercises

Protein Synthesis: Translation6:31 63 27 0 0 6 Exercises

Adding Negative Numbers9:16 21 8 0 0 7 Exercises 1 of 4

Removable Discontinuities  Example6:45 378 91 4 5 5 Exercises

Basic Parts of a Car Engine  Part 38:11 49 15 0 1 5 Exercises

Torque Converter 101  Part 25:55 53 15 0 3 4 Exercises

Gene Control in Prokaryotes7:55 54 21 1 0 6 Exercises

Inside an Automatic Transmission  Pt 25:53 105 32 2 3 2 Exercises

Solving Integrals7:37 199 55 2 4 3 Exercises

The Basics of Stargazing14:40 1.7K 386 23 24 11 Exercises

Natural Selection in Action7:53 31 10 0 0 5 Exercises

Adding and Subtracting Fractions  Pt 310:04 8 6 0 0 2 Exercises 9 of 13

How to Determine Blood Type at Home5:38 1.5K 203 5 8 2 Exercises

Multiplying Fractions6:32 20 9 0 0 4 Exercises 4 of 13

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 1. Lesson Intro
 2. What Is Game Theory?
 3. Why Study Game Theory?
 4. This Series
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 6. Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook
Introduction to Game Theory
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