On April 18, 20, and 22, Eric Maskin (Harvard University) will give three introductory lectures on Game Theory.
April 18, 2022 | 9:30–11:00 am ET
Title: Game Theory Basics and Classical Existence Theorems
Abstract: Games in extensive and normal form. Equilibrium existence theorems by Nash, von Neumann, and Zermelo
April 20, 2022 | 9:30–11:00 am ET
Title: Mechanism Design
Abstract: Given a social goal, under what circumstances can we design a game to achieve that goal?
April 22, 2022 | 9:30–11:00 am ET
Title: Auction Theory
Abstract: Equivalences among four standard auctions: the high-bid auction (the high bidder wins and pays her bid); the second-bid auction (the high bidder wins and pays the second-highest bid); the Dutch auction (the auctioneer lowers the price successively until some bidder is willing to pay); and the English auction (bidders raise their bids successively until no one wants to bid higher).