- to acquire the game theoretical tools most widespread in economic applications
- to understand their theoretical motivations and underlying assumptions in terms of players’ strategic reasoning
- outline and apply the fundamental principles of strategic thinking
- analyze the role of information in a competitive environment
- analyze the role of timing of decisions and foresightedness in a dynamic environment
- analyze the interplay between information and dynamic decision making
- Simultaneous games with complete informationBest replies, dominance, rationalizability, iterated dominance, nash equilibrium, mixed eq., correlated eq. Main application: oligopolies
- Simultaneous games with incomplete informationEx-ante strategic form, interim strategic form, bayesian games, bayesian equilibrium. Main application: auctions, juries.
- Dynamic games with complete informationPerfect information, backward and forward induction, observable actions, subgame perfect equilibrium, repeated games. Main application: collusion, bargaining.
- Dynamic games with incomplete informationBayesian updating, perfect bayesian eq. Main application: signaling games, cheap talk games, persuasion.
- Gura, E.-Y., & Maschler, M. (2008). Insights Into Game Theory : An Alternative Mathematical Experience. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=259184
- Martin J Osborne, & Ariel Rubinstein. (2009). A Course in Game Theory. Levine’s Bibliography. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.cla.levrem.814577000000000225
- An introduction to game theory, Osborne, M. J., 2009