Checking date: 28/06/2021

Course: 2023/2024

Game Theory
Master in Industrial Economics and Markets / Máster Universitario en Economía Industrial y Mercados (Plan: 378 - Estudio: 270)


Department assigned to the subject: Economics Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic calculus and probability theory
- Teaches students the standards of precision and rigor in economic analysis and professional communication. - Emphasizes autonomous and group learning. - Familiarizes students with the theory of individual decision under uncertainty, and provides a set of tools appropriate for the analysis of individuals' interactions in strategic settings.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1 What is game theory? Normal form games 2 Extensive form games 3 Applications 4 Repeated games 5 Static games of incomplete information 6 Dynamic games of incomplete information
Learning activities and methodology
-Lectures in which the basic material is presented and discussed. Basic textbook references are provided with to complete and deepen students┬┐ understanding. - Discussion of the solution to practical exercises to provide students with feedback on their level of understanding and difficulties.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Dixit and S. Skeath. Games of Strategy. New York: W. W. Norton. 1999
  • E. Prisner. Game Theory Through Examples. The Mathematical Association of America. 2014
  • H. Gintis and S. Schecter. Game Theory in Action. An Introduction to Classical and Evolutionary Models. Princeton UP. 2016
  • H. S. Bierman and L. Fernandez. Game Theory with Economic Applications. Second Edition, Addison-Wesley. 1998
  • K. Binmore. Game theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP. 2007
  • Lindley. Making Decisions, . John Wiley & Sons. 1985
  • M. Osborne. An Introduction to Game Theory. Oxford UP. 2003
  • M. Peterson. An Introduction to Decision Theory. Cambridge UP. 2009
  • R Gardner: . Games for Business and Economics. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1995
  • R. Gibbons. Game Theory for Applied Economists. Princeton UP. 1992
  • R. Myerson: . Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict, . Harvard UP. 1991
Additional Bibliography
  • Sanchez Cuenca, Ignacio. Teori¿a de Juegos. Centro de Investigaciones Sociolo¿gicas. 2004
  • Tadelis, S. Game Theory, An Introduction. Princeton University Press.

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