Credits:
Course Description:
This class will be devoted to the theory and
applications of evolutionary game theory. Game theory was first
developed as a mathematical theory for analysing human actions, and has
been of considerable importance in economics. Remarkably, in more recent
developments, game theory has been combined with the central ideas of
Darwinian evolution to produce a new theory, evolutionary game theory,
which describes evolutionary processes in a mathematical way. This new
theory has a deep mathematical stucture, and has many important
applications in biology. It is also striking that evolutionary game
theory is now being widely applied to solve problems in economics and
the social sciences.
The class will cover the theory and some of the important applications
of evolutionary game theory. The class will consist of a combination of
lectures, readings of important works in the subject, and class
discussions.
PreRequisites:


Current Textbook:
Evolutionary Dynamics, by Martin Nowak, Harvard University Press.
Check with your instructor to make sure this is the
textbook used for your section.
Spring 2008 Schedule:
Topics
The order of presentation of the contents of this syllabus,
exams, and grading policies are entirely at the discretion of the
individual instructor.
