20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Game theory is the study of decision problems which involve more than one agent. Given the prevalence of such problems in economics, game theory has become a very important methodological tool in many of its fields, including industrial economics, political economy and international trade. This module aims at equipping students with the core knowledge of game theory as used in economics, with special emphasis on applications and examples, rather than pure theory.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130. ECN118 or ECN119 or MAS equivalent. ECN201, ECN202, ECN21004Cannot be taken with MAS348.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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