The course covers the basic notions of Game Theory, Normal Form and Extensive Form games.
Class teaching is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45 to 11 am, in Blegen Hall 330. The Syllabus for the course is below. The Syllabus is an official description of the content of the course; so any concept in the list may be in the final exam, and in the preliminary exam for this section.
The TA for this course is Thomas Phelan . HIs email address is email@example.com
Recitations are scheduled from 4:00 to 5:15 in Blegen Hall 210
An updated version is below:
Professor ALDO RUSTICHINI
Course: ECON 8103 MICROECONOMIC THEORY
(Non-Cooperative Game Theory)
Term: Spring 2013
Number of credits: 2
The course covers the basic notions of Game Theory, Normal Form and Extensive Form games. These are the topics:
- Basic definitions of Game Theory, Decision Theory.
- Normal Form Games. Dominance. Iterated Elimination of Dominate Strategies.
- Nash Equilibrium.
- Bayesian Nash Games and Equilibria
- Zero Sum Games, Value
- Correlated Equilibria.
- Perfect Equilibria
- Extensive Form Games.
- Games with Perfect Recall, Linear games. Kuhn’s Theorem.
- Subgames. Subgame Perfect Equilibria
- Sequential Equilibria
There is no specific textbook. References that are going to be used include:
- Myerson, Roger, Game Theory, MIT Press
- Fudenberg and Tirole, Game Theory, Harvard University Press
- van Damme, Stability and Perfection of Nash Equilibria, Springer Verlag. This book costs around $120, but it is worth the price.
- Rubinstein and Osborne, A Course in Game Theory, MIT Press
Grades and Exams
Home-works are going to be assigned on a regular basis, and the solution discussed in class. There is going to be:
- One Mid-Term Exam at the beginning of the fourth week, and
- A Final Exam. The Final Exam may include material from the entire course.
Course activity and Homework
- First week: we have covered the basic theory of decision theory under risk, von Neumann Morgenstern Utility
- Second Week: we have covered the basic properties of the best reply correspondence, and existent of Nash equilibria in Normal form games.
- Third week: Correlated equilibria
- Fourth wee: definition and basic concepts of Extensive Form Games
- The first homework is here
- The second homework is here
- The first midterm is on March 13