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AGT lecture videos and notes

I’m teaching my algorithmic game theory course at Stanford this quarter, and this time around I’m posting lecture videos and notes.  The videos are a static shot of my blackboard lectures, not MOOC-style videos. 115 more words

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Link to Stanford professor, Tim Roughgarden's video lectures on algorithmic game theory (AGT): http://theory.stanford.edu/~tim/f13/f13.html I'm currently doing his Coursera MOOC on algorithms, divided into 2 parts: https://www.coursera.org/course/algo https://www.coursera.org/course/algo2

Tsipras's non-traditional playbook: the default and the referendum

In an earlier comment I referred to the Greek default to the IMF as suggesting that the actions being taken in the crisis were far off the ‘equilibrium path’ in the sense that it was not obvious that they were part of a ‘best response’ in game theoretic terms.   906 more words

Raise Your Hand if You're Not a Spy

The summer is approaching its halfway mark. My work routine is well established and I eat an absurdly well prepared lunch every day. Most importantly, I have a great group of friends with which to play a nearly endless stream of games. 1,855 more words


Auction Theory: Post-Auction Resale

I. Introduction
This blog entry extends the model of auctions introduced in my prior blog entry by introducing the possibility of post-auction resale. In this model, the winning bidder can sell the item to the losing bidders at a fixed price. 607 more words


Alexis Tsipras and the marxist agenda for Europe

I think you ought to know, if you don’t already, that a game is being played which, to all the people, looks real, and as though they can take part and make changes. 461 more words

Game Theory, Grim Trigger Strategy and Khap Panchayat

“Co-operation leaves everyone better off whereas non-cooperation leaves everyone worse off… there are mechanisms to ensure cooperation…the most famous of these is the “Grim Trigger” strategy, so called because the trigger comes into operation the moment the other person stops “co-operating” and continues forever. 362 more words

Game Theory, Vickrey’s Auction and Winner’s curse

“I still feel pangs of remorse over an insidious habit I’ve had since I was a teenager. About three times a week, I attend estate auctions and make insulting, low-ball bids for prized heirlooms until I’m asked to leave.” 269 more words