Universität Wien FIND

040243 VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Note that the dates November 25, 2019 and January 20, 2020 are examination dates.

Tuesday 01.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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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. Details will be provided during the first class meeting.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should master intermediate microeconomics.

Examination topics

Reading list

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.

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