Controversies in Game Theory I - Workshop
Explaining and predicting the behavior of humans is one of the core puzzles of science. Explaining human behavior is particularly difficult when the outcomes of a decision do not only depend on the behavior of the decision maker but also on the behavior of others. Examples are abound, ranging from family and work life, to financial markets, to international relations. In these settings, decision makers do not only consider their own interests but also predict the behavior of their interaction partners.
The most powerful theory that deals with these kind of problems is game theory. The mini-course `Controversies in Game Theory: Homo Oeconomicus versus Homo Socialis' provides an in-depth introduction to issues in game theory. In particular, the course will focus on the recent debate about own-regarding and other-regarding preferences. The course integrates theory and empirical research from sociology, economics, physics, and biology. The course will cover contributions in theoretical, experimental, evolutionary and cooperative game theory, and is concluded with a `master class' on current research directions.
Motivated students, graduate and researchers are invited to follow the course, attend the final-day master class, and join the debate!
The workshop is now open to external guests. Please send a brief email to register with your name, position and affiliation to the .
Note: ETH Zurich and University of Zurich students are particularly encouraged to participate in both the Block Course and the Workshop. Please register via mystudies (UZH students will be able to register as special students there starting August 1st 2014).
The first four days of the workshop from Sept. 8 to 11 are organized as a block course with three lectures each day from 9 to 12 am. For details please visit the course website.
The panel sessions take place on Friday Sept. 12 from 9 to 12 am and from 2 to 5 pm. The conference schedule may be found below.