Updates


Willingness to pay: student habits translate to an economics lesson   Recently updated !

By Jasper Smith, Instructor In case you didn’t know, Game Theory Academy puts a strong emphasis on understanding the basics of economics. With that, we expose the students to an array of economics-related vocabulary and phrases over the course of the 10-weeks. During each vocabulary lesson, I always make sure to […]


GTA is hiring: Economics Educator (part-time/evenings)

Game Theory Academy (GTA) is recruiting two new Instructors in 2017 to deliver GTA’s innovative financial decision-making curriculum to low-income youth in Oakland and Richmond. A qualified candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for microeconomics, as that forms the basis of our innovative curriculum, and a passion for money management. Our current […]


“I wish I had learned this when…”

Candy Pareja, GTA Instructor   I frequently find myself reflecting back on financial decisions and mistakes I have made along the way and wished that school had taught me how to budget or how to calculate an APR instead of the Pythagorean theorem. It sometimes made me question the value of […]


Real-time learning: the decision to cash a check sinks in

By Nan Howard, GTA Instructor The students in my fall class were more skeptical than most, as more than half were foster youth or involved in the juvenile justice system. On the first day, when I introduced the premise that money is not about numbers, but about decisions, a few […]


Hiring: Curriculum and Partnership Director

Game Theory Academy (GTA) is recruiting a Curriculum and Partnership Director to work closely with GTA’s Executive Director to grow our organization. A qualified candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills, an organized sensibility, a drive to discover solutions, an entrepreneurial ability to think creatively, and an active interest in economics […]


An ambitious goal

We are almost there! Thank you to everyone who has given so far. On #GivingTuesday we raised $11,880: we are now less than $1,200 away from our goal! Donate today to get us to 100% before the end of the year. Learn more about our impact. On September 1st, Game Theory Academy […]


Meet the 2016 #HuntOakland sponsors!

These generous businesses sponsor the Oakland Treasure Hunt so we can keep ticket prices low. They provide a wide range of products and services to the Oakland community. Through #HuntOakland sponsors you can hire legal and environmental planning services, contract a quality bookkeeper, develop a sustainable investing strategy; get your teeth cleaned and straighten those […]


Prizes for winning #HuntOakland teams

The prize list just keeps growing! For the 2016 Oakland Treasure Hunt we offer amazing prizes to our winning teams, thanks to these generous businesses. Please give them lots of love for supporting our event. Golden State Warriors tickets! A Scharffenberger cake from Miette! Cupcakes from James and the Giant Cupcake! More cupcakes! Thank you […]