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040124 UK Game Theory 2 (2012W)

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

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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 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Monday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 09.10. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 16.10. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 23.10. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 30.10. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 06.11. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 13.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Monday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 20.11. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 27.11. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 04.12. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 11.12. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 18.12. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 08.01. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 15.01. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 22.01. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Monday 28.01. 11:30 - 13:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 29.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The objective of this course is to learn how to master game theory. 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. 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, forwards induction
7. Repeated games, folk theorem
8. Bayesian games

No prerequisites, however if you have never attended a game theory course then you are strongly
advised to read some basic material before the course, eg Kokesen & Ok (2007). You will also need to
understand decision making under uncertainty and expected utility theory.
It is not mandatory, however you are strongly advised to register also for the UE Game Theory 2
tutorial (4 ECTS) held by Mariya Teteryatnikova. These are practice sessions relating the material of
my lecture, they are extremely useful for learning how to solve the exams of my course. I will not be
giving out practice problem sets. These 4 ECTS can be counted as an economics element in your
study plan (§ 9.7, 9.8.1, § 10.5, 10.6.1).

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a midterm on November 13th 2012 and a final on January 29th 2013. Each will
count 45% of the grade, the remaining 10% will be a homework assignment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Kokesen, L. and E. Ok. 2007. An Introduction to Game Theory. Online lecture notes
http://home.ku.edu.tr/~lkockesen/teaching/uggame/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)

Association in the course directory

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