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040035 UK Strategy and Information (MA) (2018W)

Non-Cooperative Game Theory with Applications

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 05.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 12.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 19.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 16.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 23.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 30.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 11.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 18.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 25.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 28.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an advanced course in game theory and its applications. The goal of the course is to give the students a comprehensive picture of the theory of non-cooperative strategic interaction and relate it to some interesting applications. The course will review the basic concepts such as dominance, Nash equilibrium and sub-game perfect equilibrium and the move fairly swiftly to analyzing strategic interaction with asymmetric or imperfect information. Applications analyzed in the course include but are not limited to topics like auctions, bargaining, voting, insurance and job market signaling.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final grades will calculated as 40% midterm exam grade, 40% final exam grade and 20% problem set grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements: Students should have taken an introductory course in game theory as some familiarity with the basic concepts of game theory is expected. The course also requires students to write small formal proofs and arguments and hence some prior practice in mathematics, especially introductory level probability theory will help passing the course. Knowing basic formulas like the law of total probability and Bayes' rule will be extremely helpful.

Examination topics

Reading list

While the course will not follow a specific book, it will use parts from the following:
- Gibbons, R. (1992): Game Theory for Applied Economics
- Fudenberg, D. and J. Tirole (1992): Game Theory, MIT Press
- Mailath, G. J. and L. Samuelson (2006): Repeated Games and Reputations, Oxford University Press.

Association in the course directory

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