Assistant Professor of Economics

Joel BlitI strive to make my courses challenging but fun. My course on game theory is a case in point. By having an experiential learning component, students get hands-on practice with the concepts discussed in class. Students get to play games against their peers and we later debrief, discussing the outcome of the games, what actions everyone chose, and what the optimal actions would have been. I believe that this combined approach where students learn through both lectures and practical experience is crucial in game theory because the theory and practice do not always reconcile and students need to learn the limitations of the theory as it applies to the sorts of real-world applications that they are likely to encounter upon graduation.

University of Waterloo

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