Graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Rochester.

Interested in formal models of inter-state conflict.

You may know me from my textbook (Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook), my other website (gametheory101.com), my game theory videos on YouTube, or Freakonomics.

Email me at williamspaniel@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @gametheory101.

3 responses to “Welcome!

  1. Hi William Spaniel!
    I ended up on your site after browsing YouTube for some Policial Sicence-related lectures/videos =P
    I think it is really inspiring that a Poli Sci. undergraduate has launched his own website on Political Science and giving lectures for what he has studied on to the general public.
    I simply youtubed the word “Political Science lecture” as I just began studying Political Science at a college here in Korea, and as I matriculated only a semester ago(schools start in Spring here, btw lol), I have to say that I don’t have much knowledge in Political Science, yet. That’s pretty much why I was looking for some Politics lectures, and yours were pretty interesting, original, and new. I’m also planning to continue my studies at a grad school in the United States, and I think that’s why I was drawn to your website and youtube videos 😉
    I hope you keep up your hard works, and it’s nice to see a website like this one 😛
    Beth Jay
    Dept. of Political Science (class of ’08)
    Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies.
    Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

  2. I really have enjoyed your videos. I’m also in the UC system, I’m a second year economics major at the University of California Riverside. A lot of what you’ve been discussing is interesting as it behaves a lot like how firms and companies behave. As someone who has to take political science next year, I find that these videos very helpful. Keep up the good work.


  3. Just stumbled across your youtube videos when I searched Fearon. Rational choice is a weak area for me, so your video helped get my head around what Dr. Fearon talks about. thanks.

    Also, can you explain a little bit about what you mean by fighting makes war cheaper?? Thanks in advance.


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