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040267 KU Decision and Game Theory II (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held in an "online asynchronous" format from April 27 - End of June, 2021. That is, screen casts of lectures will be made available. Additionally, there will be three digital online class meetings (May 18, June 1, June 15, each time 9:45 -11:15 hrs) where you can ask questions about the lecture material and the homework exercises.

Tuesday 18.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Course description: This course provides an introduction to more advanced 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. This course builds on and is a continuation of the course "Entscheidungs- und Spieltheorie (MA)". Important applications discussed in this course are auctions and so-called signaling games that are prevalent in both business and daily life.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mid-course exam (50%) and final exam (50%). Bonus points can be earned by solving problems in class (homework assignments to be solved in groups). Details will be announced during the first class meeting.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should master intermediate microeconomics and the game theory concepts covered in the course "Entscheidungs- und Spieltheorie (MA)". There will be a midterm and a final exam that determine your final grade with equal weight.

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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