Definition of game theory; Games with perfect information: strategic games, examples, Nash equilibrium,—best response functions,-dominated actions, symmetric games and symmetric equilibria; Illustrations: Cournot’s model, Bertrand’s model, electoral competition, the war of attrition, auctions, accident law; Mixed strategy equilibrium: definition and illustrations; Extensive games with perfect information: Nash equilibrium and subgame perfect equilibrium, finite horizon games and backward induction, illustrations; Coalitional games and core.
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