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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Advanced Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Social Choice

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8 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
8 videos
1.1 Social Choice: Taste 3m
1.2 Social Choice: Voting Scheme 15m
1.3 Paradoxical Outcomes 9m
1.4 Impossibility of Non-Paradoxical Social Welfare Functions 5m
1.5 Arrow's Theorem 31m
1.6 Impossibility of Non-Pardoxical Social Choice Functions 7m
1.7 Single-Peaked Preferences 7m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
4 practice exercises
Problem Set 124m
Unit 1.2 Quiz4m
Unit 1.3 Quiz8m
Unit 1.5 Quiz6m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Mechanism Design

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9 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
9 videos
2.2 Implementation 18m
2.3 Mechanism Design: Examples12m
2.4 Revelation Principle 9m
2.5 Revelation Principle: Examples5m
2.6 Impossibility of General Dominant-Strategy Implementation 11m
2.7 Transferable Utility 9m
2.8 Transferable Utility Example8m
2.9 Mechanism Design as an Optimization Problem 19m
1 reading
Reading on the theory of Mechanism Design10m
6 practice exercises
Problem Set 218m
Unit 2.2 Quiz4m
Unit 2.4 Quiz2m
Unit 2.6 Quiz2m
Unit 2.8 Quiz4m
Unit 2.9 Quiz4m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Efficient Mechanisms

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6 videos (Total 83 min), 4 quizzes
6 videos
3.2 VCG: Definitions 18m
3.3 VCG: Examples 7m
3.4 VCG: Limitations 11m
3.5 VCG: Individual Rationality and Budget Balance in VCG 16m
3.6 VCG: The Myerson-Satterthwaite Theorem 19m
4 practice exercises
Problem Set 320m
Unit 3.2 Quiz6m
Unit 3.3 Quiz4m
Unit 3.6 Quiz8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Auctions

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7 videos (Total 112 min), 5 quizzes
7 videos
4.2 Auctions: Taxonomy 14m
4.3 Bidding in Second-Price Auctions 6m
4.4 Bidding in First-Price Auctions 13m
4.5 Revenue Equivalence 40m
4.6 Optimal Auctions 21m
4.7 More Advanced Auctions 12m
5 practice exercises
Problem Set 418m
Unit 4.2 Quiz2m
Unit 4.3 Quiz2m
Unit 4.4 Quiz2m
Unit 4.6 Quiz2m
Week
5
22 minutes to complete

Final Exam

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1 quiz
1 practice exercise
FINAL EXAM22m
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Top Reviews

By LVMay 2nd 2017

Very interesting! One missing thing: please write explanations for correct/incorrect questions in quizzes. In the basic course, I found them very helpful in understanding why my reasoning was wrong.

By ASSep 11th 2016

Outstanding course on Game Theory. Provides excellent mathematical and logical treatment of the concepts and theory. A perfect stepping stone for researchers willing to pursue their research in Gam

Instructors

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Matthew O. Jackson

Professor
Economics
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Kevin Leyton-Brown

Professor
Computer Science
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Yoav Shoham

Professor
Computer Science

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