112Syllabus - University of Victoria Department of...

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University of Victoria Department of Economics Economics 112: Strategy, Conflict and Cooperation Spring 2010 Instructor: David Scoones BEC 348 Office hours: T 11:00-1200 or by appointment 721-6198 scoones@uvic.ca web.uvic.ca/~scoones/112 The outcome of a choice by one individual often depends on choices made by others, in the past, present or future. Recognizing this interdependence requires “thinking strategically”. Often outcomes are sensitive to institutional or social structures. Some systems seem to produce good outcomes almost magically, but others fail despite the best intentions. Game theory is the study of interactive decisions. This course presents a non-technical introduction to some of its fundamental concepts and results. Ideas are presented with illustrations drawn variously from economics, politics, history, biology, and current affairs. Course objectives : In this course you will learn to use the basic definitions, concepts and analytical methods of game theory to solve simple games and to
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course ECON 112 taught by Professor Notsure during the Spring '08 term at University of Victoria.

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