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

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 served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held in an "online asynchronous" format from November 30, 2021 - End of January, 2022. That is, screen casts of lectures will be made available. Additionally, there will be three digital online class meetings where you can ask questions about the lecture material and the homework exercises.

Tuesday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 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

Final written exam: Thursday January 27, 09.45 – 11.15 hrs, Lecture Hall 1

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should master intermediate microeconomics and the game theory concepts covered in the course "Entscheidungs- und Spieltheorie (MA)".

Criteria for the final grade will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination topics

More information will be provided in the lectures.

Reading list

Course textbooks:

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

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

Association in the course directory

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