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  • Marrying toys and students

    In class yesterday we took a look at matching games. These are sometimes referred to as stable marriage problems. To have some data for us to play with I asked for some volunteers to marry. Sadly I apparently am not allowed to ask students to rank each other in class and I also do not have the authority to marry. So, like last year I used some of my office toys and asked students to rank them.

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  • Cooperative basketball in class

    Today in class we repeated the game we played last year. 3 teams of 3 students took part this year and here is a photo of the aftermath:

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  • Playing stochastic games in class

    The final blog post I am late in writing is about the Stochastic game we played in class last week. The particular type of game I am referring to is also called a Markov game where players play a series of Normal Form games, with the next game being picked from a random distribution the nature of which depends on the strategy profiles. In other words the choice of the players does not only impact on the utility gained by the players but also on the probability of what the net game will be… I blogged about this last year so feel free to read about some of the details there.

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  • Incomplete information games in class

    Last week my class and I looked at the basics of games with incomplete information. The main idea is that players do not necessarily know where there are in an extensive form game. We repeated a game I played last year that you can read about here.

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  • Discussing the game theory of walking/driving in class

    Last week, in game theory class we looked at pairwise contest games. To introduce this we began by looking at the particular game that one could use to model the situation of two individuals walking or driving towards each other:

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