eco 4400 fa10 syllabus

eco 4400 fa10 syllabus - Prof. John Lightle Email:...

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Prof. John Lightle Bellamy Building 255 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: W,Th 3:30-5:00 Economics 4400: Games and Decisions Fall 2010 Overview: This course is designed to familiarize the student with the tools, techniques, and concepts of game theory. The student will first learn how to formally model strategic situations, then how to make predictions based on these models. These methods will be used to study strategic decision making in a range of contexts, from traditional “games” such as rock-paper-scissors to economic situations such as how to optimally choose a price in a market with many rivals, how one should bid in an auction, or how to make an offer in a bilateral bargaining game. This class will consider applications of game theory to economics, business, politics, and everyday life, while at the same time considering the limitations of game theoretic predictions. Prerequisites : The only for this course is ECO-2023 (Principles of Microeconomics) but it is likely that ECO-4101 (Intermediate Micro Theory) will be helpful. Note that this class will make extensive use of mathematics. This will mostly be simple algebra and probability
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