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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Economics (ECON)
Game Theory
Game Theory
Fall 2016
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ECON 1011 and ECON 1012; and ECON 2101 or ECON 2103.


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Introduction to game theory, covering concepts such as Nash equilibrium, evolutionary games, backward induction and subgame perfection, Bayesian–Nash games of imperfect information, adverse selection, and moral hazard.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the main game-theoretic tools and concepts.
2. Identify the appropriate modeling framework and equilibrium concept to analyze a given economic problem.
3. Correctly apply the game-theoretic techniques to provide a rigorous analysis of the problem.
4. Predict the outcome of the strategic interaction.
5. Evaluate and characterize equilibria and compare/contrast equilibria obtained under different rules of strategic interaction and different information structures.
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echacko (Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:03:58 GMT): Rollback: Statement on accommodation of religious holidays needs to be included in the syllabus as does a weekly schedule of topics covered and the associated readings.
cbeil (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:47:14 GMT): minor edits
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