12 January 2006, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Eric Pacuit
Interactive epistemology is the study of the role of players' uncertainty in a game-theoretic situation. We will introduce some of the mathematical models which have been used by game theorists to represent this uncertainty. The talk will focus on type spaces, introduced by John Harsanyi in 1967. In particular, we will disucss the existence of a "universal" type space and the epistemic foundations of various solution concepts. To that end, the talk will be based on a recent survey by Adam Brandenburger which can be found below: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/%7Eabranden/pop-09-29-05.pdf
For more information, please contact Ulle Endriss (ulle at illc.uva.nl).