Universität Wien FIND

040243 VO Entscheidungs- und Spieltheorie (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch



Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

This lecture will be held in an "online asynchronous" format from October 1 - November 10, 2020. That is, screen casts of lectures will be made available. Additionally, there will be three digital online class meetings at the indicated days and times where you can ask questions about the lecture material and the homework exercises.

Dienstag 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course description: This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of Game Theory and mostly applies these concepts to topics in Industrial Organization. Roughly speaking, Industrial Organization analyses both the functioning of markets and firms' behavior in markets.

Specific Contents of this Course:

Static games with complete information and the Nash equilibrium. (Typical application: Cournot model)

Sequential games with complete information and the subgame perfect Nash equilibrium. (Typical application: Stackelberg model)

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Final Exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students should master intermediate microeconomics. There will be a final written exam that determines your final grade.


More information will be provided in the lectures.


1. Robert Gibbons, A Primer in Game Theory, Pearson Education.
2. Steven Tadelis, Game Theory: An Introduction, Princeton University Press.
3. Martin Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press.
4. Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware, Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach, McGraw-Hill.

I will comment on these books during the first class meeting. I recommend that during the course you will consult one of the books listed under 1.-3. and the book listed under 4.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 10.05.2021 10:47