• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sander Heinsalu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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Game theory provides a framework that helps to understand and analyse situations where many agents interact in a strategic setting, so that each agent's well-being depends on the behavior of the other agents. Game-theoretic techniques have been widely used in many sciences, and have been successfully applied in almost every field of economics, including macroeconomics, industrial organization, public economics, and many others. In addition, recent applications of game theory have yielded important insights in many other disciplines, such as political science, law, biology, finance, and computer science.
 
The aim of this course is to introduce the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for advanced later-year undergraduate students. The theory will be illustrated by way of examples and applications, which will primarily be drawn from economics and political science. While the level of the course will be introductory, and formal mathematical prerequisites are minimal, the presentation of the material will rely on precise definitions and models, as well as rigorous logical reasoning and analysis.
 
The honours version of the course is intended for students who would like to challenge themselves by learning additional advanced topics. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of game theory, which will provide a foundation for further postgraduate study, as well as honours or postgraduate research that employs game-theoretic models.

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
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Offerings and Dates

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8534 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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