Class 12: Imperfect Information Games

Schedule

Project 3 is due tomorrow (Friday, 22 February at 3:59pm).

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Links

Benny Moldovanu and Manfred Tietzel. Goethe’s Second-Price Auction. Journal of Political Economy, 1998.

The Ace-King-Queen Poker game is based on Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman’s The Mathematics of Poker, 2006.

Class 11: Incomplete Information Games

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Class 10: Introduction to Game Theory

Slides Download (full resolution) PDF John F. Nash Jr. (1928-2015) received the Nobel Prize in 1994 for developing the theory of equilibria in games that was introduced in class today. The 2002 academy award best picture movie A Beautiful Mind featuring Russell Crowe as John Nash, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar, is an only somewhat fictionalized telling of his life story. His Nobel Prize autobiography concludes with:

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Class 9: Linear Programming

Schedule

Project 3 is due on Friday, 22 February. Everyone should be set with a team that satisfies all the constraints now.

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linear-programming.ipynb - Jupyter notebook with Linear Programming examples (try on-line with Azure Notebooks

Zidane’s Penalty (Lionel Messi does not limit himself to such a simple payoff matrix)

Project 3: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Project 3 is due Friday, 22 February, 3:59pm. The Project 3 Notebook is available at: project3.ipynb (raw download link). Submit your Project 3 notebook by Friday, 22 February, 3:59pm by creating a slack group (click “Direct Messages”) containing you and all of your teammatse and the four course staff: @Dave @Denis Nekipelov @Joe Roessler @Jonas. Submit your project to that group chat by attaching your jupyter notebook to a message (use the “+” at the left of the message entry field to attach a file).

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Class 7: Stable Matchings

Schedule Project 3 will be posted soon, and due on Thursday, 19 February. Office hours schedule: Mondays, 10-11am, 254 Monroe Hall (Denis) Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm, Rice 442 (Jonas) Thursdays, 11am-noon (after class), Rice 507 (Dave) Fridays, 10:30am-noon, Monroe Basement (Joe) Slides Download (full resolution) PDF Links stablematching.ipynb - Jupyter notebook with code for Gale-Shapley algorithm D. Gale and L. S. Shapley, College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage.

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Class 8: Centralized Resource Allocation

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Class 6: Finding False Findings

Schedule Project 2 is now posted. The team assignments will be sent out by tomorrow. Office hours schedule: Mondays, 10-11am, 254 Monroe Hall (Denis) Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm, Rice 442 (Jonas) Thursdays, 11am-noon (after class), Rice 507 (Dave) Fridays, 10:30am-noon, Monroe Basement (Joe) Slides Download (full resolution) PDF Links falsefindings.ipynb - Jupyter notebook on false findings John Ioannidis. Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLOS Medicine, August 2005.

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Class 5: Causal Inference and Estimation of Treatment Efects

Schedule

Project 2 is due before class (9:29am) on Tuesday, 5 February.

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Katherine Kiel and Katherine McClain. House Prices during Siting Decision Stages: The Case of an Incinerator from Rumor through Operation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1995.

Thomas Blake, Chris Nosko, and Steven Tadelis. Returns to Consumer Search: Evidence from eBay. ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2016.

Class 4: Cost of Empirical Risk Minimization

Schedule

Project 2 is now posted. The team assignments will be sent out by tomorrow.

Office hours schedule:

  • Mondays, 10-11am, 254 Monroe Hall (Denis)
  • Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm, Rice 442 (Jonas)
  • Thursdays, 11am-noon (after class), Rice 507 (Dave)
  • Fridays, 10:30am-noon, Monroe Basement (Joe)

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