Controversies in Game Theory III: Game Theory and John F. Nash

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GESS-COSS presents a block course and workshop on current research questions in game theory with particular focus on John F. Nash's  contribution to the discipline, and on the Nash equilibrium as a solution concept. The block course-workshop takes place in the week of May 30th until June 3rd 2016, every day from 9:00-12:00 in rooms listed below. The schedule will be published below, for ETH students any further information on the course may be found in the Course Catalogue.


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Previous Controversies


Date and Room Time Presenter Topic
30.05. Monday   Nash I
ML F 39 09.00-10.00 Heinrich Nax Administrative things and an Introduction to Nash's contributions to game theory. (PPTX, 894 KB) Required reading: “Nash PhD thesis” handout.
(?) 10.00-11.00 Michael Mäs Nash dynamics (PDF, 12.4 MB)
(?) 11.00-12.00 Fabian Winter Cooperation and coordination in games with population uncertainty (PDF, 511 KB)
31.05. Tuesday   Preferences
NO C 6 09.00-10.00 Marc Höglinger Can social norms save lives? The case of organ donation. (PDF, 2.9 MB)
NO C 6 10.00-11.00 Bary Pradelski Social influence. (PDF, 1 MB) Required reading: "Rationality" handout (you can also find it here)
NO C 6 11.00-12.00 Matthias Greiff What kind of information is needed to sustain cooperation among strangers in repeated social dilemma games? (PDF, 335 KB)
01.06. Wednesday   Evolution
ML H 37.1 09.00-10.00 Dirk Helbing Evolution and social order (PDF, 49.5 MB)
ML H 37.1 10.00-11.00 Dirk Helbing Evolution and social order
ML H 37.1 11.00-12.00 Alexandros Rigos Assortativity in social dilemmas (PDF, 4.5 MB)
02.06. Thursday   Intentions
HG D 1.2 09.00-10.00 Urs Fischbacher Game theoretic concepts of intentions (PDF, 878 KB)
HG D 1.2 10.00-11.00 Urs Fischbacher Game theoretic concepts of intentions
HG D 1.2 11.00-12.00 Aidas Masiliunas Contributions in contest games (PDF, 2.7 MB)
03.06. Friday
  Nash II
IFW A 36 09.00-10.00 Heinrich Nax NE and Distributed Control (PDF, 1.9 MB)
IFW A 36 10.00-11.00 Heinrich Nax Discussion/overview of course
IFW A 36 11.00-12.00 Student presentation Exam discussion
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