Econ 106G Spring 2013
Homework 1: Dominated Stratgies, Best Responses
The due date for this homework is Monday April 15th in class.
1. Game Theory Concepts, True-False: For each of the following state
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Homework 2: Applications of Nash Equilibrium
The due date for this assignment is Monday April 29th in class.
1. Pure and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria: For all of the following
Lecture 7 - Mixed Strategies
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Mixed Strategies and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
We have seen many examples of games where Nash equilibria (in pure strategies) exist, e.g.
the P
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Answers to Practice Problems 1: Basic Concepts, Dominated
Strategies
1
Basic Concepts
Fiscal cli sex-ratio and PrisonersDilemma are games of complete in,
formation. Pre-existing
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Practice Problems 1: Basic Concepts, Dominated Stratgies
You do not need to submit answers to these problems. I still encourage you to
think them through thoroughly, write down y
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Solution to Final
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are true or false. If they are false, give an example that contradicts
the statement.
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Homework 2: Applications of Nash Equilibrium
The due date for this assignment is Friday April 29th in sessions.
1. Protecting LAZ: LAZ airport has a domestic and a international
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Answers to Midterm Prep
Ex. 1-2.
Sex-ratio, PrisonersDilemmaand Run or Passare games of complete
information. In Crying it out the father has incomplete information about
the mot
Lecture 14 - Cooperation through Repeated Interaction
Watson: 22
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The dilemma of the prisoners has it roots in the divergence of individual interests, to play
Def ect, and the soc
Lecture 11 - Commitment
Watson 15-16
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Commitment
War Game - Chicken
Consider the interaction between two armies. Each army can either F ight or Retreat. Each
army prefers to fight
Lecture 8 - Mixed Strategies
Watson - 11
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Mixed Strategies and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
We have seen many examples of games where Nash equilibria (in pure strategies) exist
Lecture 10 - Extensive Form Games and Backward Induction
Watson - 14-15
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Extensive Form Games and Game Trees
In many situations, players move sequentially, for example,
real gam
Lecture 7 - Nash Equilibria: Cournot & Bertrand Competition
Watson - 10
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If firms are small compared to the market we usually assume that they take prices as
given. Thus when they
Lecture 6 - Nash Equilibrium
Watson 9
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Coordination and Anti-Coordination Games
Coordination
Two friends have gone to Disneyland together and lost each other there. There are two
Lecture 2 - Dominance and Best Responses
Watson: 3-6
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What is Game Theory?
Game theory is a tool to analyze interaction among a group of rational, strategic agents.
Definition 1
Lecture 17 - Reputation
Watson - 29
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The Winners Curse
Example 1 A jar of nickels is shown the players. Every player submits a sealed bid and the
highest bidder wins the jar and p
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Midterm Prep
1. Basic Concepts: For each of the games introduced in the rst lecture, determine
(a) whether we represented the game as an extensive-form game or as a normal-form
g
Lecture 15 - Introduction to Games with Incomplete Information
Watson: 26, 27
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Market for Lemons
Players: Seller s and Buyer b of a car
Actions:
AS = fS; N g
AB = fB; N g
Trade
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Solution to Assignment 3: Extensive Form Games
The due date for this assignment is Monday May 18th.
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are
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Solutions for Assignment 4: Extensive Form Games
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are true or false. If
they are false, give an example
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Practice Problems 4: Nash Equilibria in Extensive Form Games, Bargaining,
Repeated Games
You do not need to submit answers to these problems. I still encourage you to
think them
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Practice Problems 5
1. The Final Exam: When a professor is giving an exam, his utility decreases in
the eort it takes him to make up new questions but he also cares about how
stu
Econ 106G Final, Spring 2014
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are
true or false. If they are false, give an example that contradicts the
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Solution to Assignment 3: Extensive Form Games
The due date for this assignment is Monday May 18th.
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are
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Solutions for Assignment 4: Extensive Form Games
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements
are true or false. If they are false, give an example
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Solutions to Practice Problems 5
1. The Final Exam: When a professor is giving an exam, his utility decreases in
the eort it takes him to make up new questions but he also cares
Lecture 3 - Rationalizability
Watson: 7
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A Beauty Contest
Each student chooses a number between 1 and 100. The student whose number is closest to
2/3 of the average of the chosen
Lecture 2 - Dominance and Best Responses
Watson: 3-6
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What is Game Theory?
Game theory is a tool to analyze interaction among a group of rational, strategic agents.
Denition 1 A
Lecture 1 - Some Games
Watson: 1,2
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Some Games
Graccident
The EU (and the ECB and the IMF) bailed out Greece in 2010 and 2012 in return for
austerity measures
These austerity meas
Syllabus for ECON 106G Introduction to Game Theory
Spring 2014, Department of Economics UCLA
TimeandLocation:
Mainclass:
Lec1MondayandWednesday,8:00am9:15am,Perloff1102
Lec2MondayandWednesday,9:30am1
Econ106GFinalNotes
Lecture12Bargaining
UltimateGame:oneplayermakesatakeitorleaveitoffertotheotherparty
o Actions:
P1offersxtoP2andkeeps(1x)
P2acceptsorrejects
o Strategies:
P1offersxtoP2andkeeps(1x
Recap
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Normal form games
Dominant Strategies
Typical Problem: Find strictly (weakly) dominant (or dominated) strategies in a
given game
Iterated Deletion of Dominated Strategies
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Final Exam Prep (Solutions posted on Monday)
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements
are true or false. If they are false, give an example that
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Assignment 3: Extensive Form Games
The due date for this assignment is Friday May 26th.
1. Game Theory Concepts, True or False: Answer if the following statements are
true or fal