Game Theory Symposium
Symposium on the Foundations and Applications of Game Theory with Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth
Organized by the Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Kennesaw State University, Prillaman Hall 1000
Game theory examines situations in which the outcome depends upon choices made by multiple decision-makers. The formal tools of game theory as a branch of applied mathematics were developed in the early twentieth century. Since this time, they have been applied to examine environments of interactive decision-making in diverse fields such as economics, business, sociology, psychology, political science, international relations, computer science, and biology.
The Bagwell Center’s “Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Game Theory” will provide an overview of the main ideas of this academic field, explaining the methods of analysis and noting important applications across diverse disciplines. The highlight of the event will be a keynote address by Stanford University Professor Alvin E. Roth, who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to game theory and market design. Prof. Roth’s work has literal lifesaving implications, as it has been successfully applied to assign medical residents to hospitals and to increase matches for kidney transplants.
This event is open to both the KSU community and the general public. It is free to attend, but advanced registration will be required.
James Boudreau, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University
Sean Ellermeyer, Professor of Mathematics, Kennesaw State University
Brett Katzman, Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University
Timothy Mathews, Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University
Alvin Roth, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
“Overview of Game Theory”
"Solution Concepts for Non-Cooperative Games"
"Repeated Non-Cooperative Games"
"A Case Study in Cooperative Game Theory: The Stable Matching Problem"
“Who Gets What – And Why”
Session I 8:45am - 9:15am
Welcome Remarks and Brief Introduction to the Symposium
Speaker: Timothy Mathews, Kennesaw State University
Topic: “Overview of Game Theory”
Session II 9:30am - 10:45am
Speaker: James Boudreau, Kennesaw State University
Topic: "Solution Concepts for Non-Cooperative Games"
Speaker: Brett Katzman, Kennesaw State University
Topic: "Repeated Non-Cooperative Games"
Speaker: Sean Ellermeyer, Kennesaw State University
Topic: "A Case Study in Cooperative Game Theory: The Stable Matching Problem"
Session III 11:00am - 12:15pm
Keynote Address: Alvin Roth, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Topic: “Who Gets What – And Why”