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Adam Brandenburger
Adam Brandenburger
Professor of Business Economics and Strategy, NYU Stern School of Business
Game Theory: Thinking About People Thinking
Game Theory: Thinking About People Thinking
Can we read other people's minds? Can we anticipate their next steps? Abraham Lincoln said: “When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.” What can be added to such words of wisdom? Brandenburger will talk about recent developments in game theory, and parallel developments in studies of animal behavior and neuroscience, that tell us something about how people think about how other people think, and even about higher-level thinking. Because this is how mathematicians like to give talks anyway, Brandenburger will use only pictures, diagrams, and words, and no formal math. His goal will be to stimulate your own thinking--especially your thinking about how other people think!
Sweet Water Social
643 Broadway
New York, NY 10012, USA
Bio
Adam Brandenburger is a pioneer of the “epistemic” approach to game theory, which studies how players reason in a game, and is currently Vice Dean for Innovation at one of the world’s best business schools, NYU Stern School of Business. He is the co-developer of the concept of a “biform game,” which is a model of strategy as moves that affect how value is created and divided among the players in a game. More recently, he has worked on the implications of giving players in a game access to quantum rather than classical information resources and is an associated faculty member at the Center for Data Science.