Game Theory

ECON 316 • Fall 2021 • Hood College

Learn the different types of games and modeling techniques to understand strategic interactions.

By the end of this course, you will:

  1. Recognize different types of strategic interactions across different domains (e.g. economics, business, political science, biology, etc.)
  2. Recognize common types of games, e.g. prisoners’ dilemma, stag hunt, battle of the sexes, chicken, hawk-dove
  3. Solve for equilibria of games in normal form, extended form, in pure & mixed strategies, with perfect and imperfect information
  4. Understand the role of information, sequencing, credible commitments, repetition, etc.
  5. Become familiar with some of the economics (and other) literatures that use game theoretic tools
  6. Use game theory tools to explore a topic in writing

Schedule Syllabus


Course details

  • MW 11:30 AM—12:55 PM
  • Rosenstock 218
  • Aug 23—Dec 14, 2021
  • Slack
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