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040827 UK Game Theory and Information Economics (MA) (2018S)

12.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

There is a lecture held by me and a tutorial held by Bernhard Kasberger (email bernhard.kasberger@univie.ac.at). The tutorials are practice sessions relating the material of my lecture. Practice sessions are held on Mondays, the lectures are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

There are no formal prerequisites, however it is expected that you have taken an undergraduate game theory course. As a refresher please revise basic material before the course, eg Kokesen & Ok (2007).

Details

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 05.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 06.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 07.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 19.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 09.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 10.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 11.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 16.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 17.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 18.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Freitag 20.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 23.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 25.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 26.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Montag 30.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 07.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 09.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 14.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 15.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 16.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 23.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Donnerstag 24.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 28.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 29.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 30.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 04.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 05.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 06.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Donnerstag 07.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 11.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 11.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 12.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Dienstag 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 22.06. 08:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 25.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The objective of this course is to learn how to master game theory and how to apply it to modelling information. Game theory is the theory of making decisions when outcomes are influenced by others making decisions. Games will be played in class to help gain intuition. There will be real life examples (such as auctions, market entry, public good provision) but the main emphasis is on the methodology, the mathematics of strategic decision making. Information Economics brings in the aspects of how to make strategic choices when there is uncertainty.
Game theory topics we will be covering include
1. Utility, uncertainty, risk, decision making and rationality
2. Games, strategies and timing
3. Dominance, iterated dominance, rationalizability
4. Extensive form games with perfect information, backwards induction
5. Nash equilibrium
6. Subgame perfection, forward induction
7. Repeated games, folk theorem
8. Bayesian games
Information Economics topics we will be covering include
1. Moral hazard
2. Adverse selection

There is a lecture held by me and a tutorial held by Bernhard Kasberger (email bernhard.kasberger@univie.ac.at). The tutorials are practice sessions relating the material of my lecture. Practice sessions are held on Mondays, the lectures are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

There are no formal prerequisites, however it is expected that you have taken an undergraduate game theory course. As a refresher please revise basic material before the course, eg Kokesen & Ok (2007).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

There will be a midterm and a final exam. Each will count 35% of the grade, the remaining 30% will be the homeworks. There may also be a short written assignment over the easter break that counts as part of the homeworks. Some homeworks may be submitted in groups of two, other homeworks have to be worked on alone. The specific rules are described on each homework assignment sheet. No copying homeworks of others. If you only want a separate grade for the exercises, you need special permission from the vice dean of studies Robert Kunst. These students may not submit the homeworks in groups, will be given a shorter midterm and final exam. Their homeworks count 2/3 of the grade, the midterm and final only 1/3.

Midterm: Wednesday, May 2, 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 6
Endterm: Wednesday, June 27, 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 6

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

In both exams you may use your hand written course notes. The course is passed if sufficiently many points are gathered that identify that the participant has attained a minimal understanding of the material.

Prüfungsstoff

The topics are listed in the paragraph on aims, contents and methods of the course.

Literatur

Kokesen, L. and E. Ok. 2007. An Introduction to Game Theory. Online lecture notes http://home.ku.edu.tr/~lkockesen/teaching/econ333/lectnotes/uggame.pdf
Fudenberg, D. and J. Tirole. 1991. Game Theory. MIT Press
Mas-Colell, A., M.D. Whinston and J.R. Green. 1995. Microeconomic Theory. Oxford University Press (only selected chapters)
Osborne Rubinstein book:
http://ebour.com.ar/pdfs/A%20Course%20in%20Game%20Theory.pdf

Background reading (Bachelor level game theory that is requisite):
Osborne, Martin, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press, 2003

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 15.10.2018 15:27