HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 224 Game Theory and Economics

Definition of game theory; Games with perfect information: strategic games, examples, Nash equilibrium,—best response functions,-dominated actions, symmetric games and symmetric equilibria; Illustrations: Cournot’s model, Bertrand’s model, electoral competition, the war of attrition, auctions, accident law; Mixed strategy equilibrium: definition and illustrations; Extensive games with perfect information: Nash equilibrium and subgame perfect equilibrium, finite horizon games and backward induction, illustrations; Coalitional games and core.


1. M. J.-Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press, 2004.


1. A. Mas-Colell, M. D. Whinston and J. R. Green, Microeconomic Theory,
Oxford University Press, 1995.

2. R. Gibbons, A Primer in Game Theory, Pearson Education, 1992.

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