The theory of games helps us to understand situations where many agents interact in a strategic setting, where each agent's wellbeing depends on the behaviour of all agents. Game theory is a collection of analytic techniques widely used in many sciences. It has provided powerful tools that have successfully been applied in almost every field of economics and in many other disciplines, as well as creative and rigorous ways of developing new ideas and applications. The course covers a range of topics in advanced game theory, including current research topics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will
• Understand basic and intermediate techniques and principles of game theory
• Understand research that applies basic and intermediate game theory
• Model selected economic problems using simple game theory
• Analyse many situations from a strategic viewpoint
- 2 assessments/exams - 20% each (total 40%)
- Final exam - 60%
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