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040243 VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) (2018S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften



Aims, contents and method of the course

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)

Assessment and permitted materials

Final Exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should master intermediate microeconomics.

Examination topics

Reading list

Course textbooks:
Steven Tadelis (2013), Game Theory: An Introduction, Princeton University Press
Osborne, Martin J. (2004), An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press.
Church, Jeffrey and Roger Ware (2000), Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach, McGraw-Hill.

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