Econ/CMPS 166a
Fall 2012
Sample Midterm Questions
Sinervo & Musacchio
Instructions: Please try these problems by yourself, with a 105 minute time limit.
Then discuss them with your teammates and
ECON 166A Fall 2012
Sinervo and Musacchio
Problem set 3
Due 10/23/12
1. Analyze the Motivation game you played on October 11th in class:
a) Find the best response of each player i as a function of the strategies of the
other pl
ECON 166A Fall 2012
Problem set 2
Sinervo and Musacchio
1) For the bargaining game done in class on Thurs, write out the EFG and SFG of
each. Solve by BI, IDSDS or IDWDS, if possible. State why or w
1. Captain Picard is about to beam down to the planet Romulus to negotiate a treaty. He
has heard conflicting reports that the Romulans are a bit surly, but he is not sure whether
they are simply Testy (e.g., Peevish) that day or Murderous that day. Aggre
Problem Set 4
Econ/CMPS 166a Game Theory
Fall 2012
B. Sinervo & J. Musacchio
DUE 10/30/12
1. Harrington Ch 7, problem 6, pg 212
2. Harrington Ch 6, problem 1, pg 175
3. In class on 10/18, we played
Problem Set Chapters 16, 17 Evolutionary Game Theory
Due 11/20
1. For the game RPSD:
A
B
C
D
A
90
120
0
90
B
0
90
120
90
C
120
0
90
90
D
20
20
20
0
Compute the salient equilbria (analytically) by equating fitness eq
Econ/CMPS 166a Fall 2012
B. Sinervo & J. Musacchio
Assignment 7
Due 11/27/11
1. In 1804, sitting Vice President Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton,
former Treasury Secretary, to a gun duel. (H)amilton needs to decide whether
to (A)ccept or (R)eject
Problem Set 5
Econ/CMPS 166a Game Theory
Fall 2012
B. Sinervo & J. Musacchio
DUE 11/6/12
1. Suppose a cell phone maker and carrier have to jointly invest to make a
successful venture. The former has to
Econ/Cmps166A
UCSC
Fall 2012
Dan Friedman & John Musacchio
Problem Set #1
Due in class Tuesday, October 9.
Part I. Word Problems.
1. Player #1 (the Serf) first chooses either to plant crops (P) or to hide the seed (H). If he chooses P,
then at harvest tim
1. Captain Picard is about to beam down to the planet Romulus to negotiate a treaty. He
has heard conflicting reports that the Romulans are a bit surly, but he is not sure whether
they are simply Testy (e.g., Peevish) that day or Murderous that day. Aggre