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040243 VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften


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


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held in an "online asynchronous" format from October 1 - November 10, 2020. That is, screen casts of lectures will be made available. Additionally, there will be three digital online class meetings at the indicated days and times where you can ask questions about the lecture material and the homework exercises.

Tuesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


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. There will be a final written exam that determines your final grade.

Examination topics

More information will be provided in the lectures.

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.

Association in the course directory

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