I’m teaching my algorithmic game theory course at Stanford this quarter, and this time around I’m posting lecture videos and notes. The videos are a static shot of my blackboard lectures, not MOOC-style videos.
The course home page is here. Week 1 videos and notes, covering several motivating examples and some mechanism design basics, are already available. This week (Week 2) we’ll prove the correspondence between monotone and implementable allocation rules in single-parameter environments, and introduce algorithmic mechanism design via Knapsack auctions.
The ten-week course has roughly four weeks of lectures on mechanism design, three weeks on the inefficiency of equilibria (e.g., the price of anarchy), and three weeks on algorithms for and the complexity of learning and computing equilibria. Periodically, I’ll post updates on the course content in this space. I would be very happy to receive comments, corrections, and criticisms on the course organization and content.