PS 1514 (2020 Spring)

PS 1514: Political Strategy in International Relations
William Spaniel
Spring 2020
Lecture: Tu/Th 11:00-12:15, Lawrence Hall 232
Office Hours: Posvar Hall 4446, Tu 1:30-3:30
Email: williamspaniel@gmail.com

Syllabus
Exam 1

1/23: Calculating Payoffs
Lectures: Battle of the Sexes, Calculating Payoffs

1/16: Mixed Strategies
Lectures: Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium, The Mixed Strategy Algorithm, How NOT to Write a Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium

1/14: Nash Equilibrium
Lectures: Stag Hunt and Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium, What Is a Nash Equilibrium?, Best Responses

1/9: Strict Dominance
Lectures: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Strictly Dominated Strategies, Iterated Elimination of Strictly Dominated Strategies

1/7: Introduction
If you’d like to preview the first month’s worth of materials, check this playlist: