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040243 VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften


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Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held in an "online asynchronous" format from March 1 - April 20, 2021. That is, screen casts of lectures will be made available. Additionally, there will be three digital online class meetings (March 23, April 13, April 20, each time 9:45 -11:15 hrs) where you can ask questions about the lecture material and the homework exercises.

Tuesday 23.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 09:45 - 11:15 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

Steven Tadelis (2013): Game Theory: An Introduction, Princeton University Press.

Martin J. Osborne (2004): An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press.

Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware (2000): Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach, McGraw-Hill.

Association in the course directory

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