Checking date: 22/11/2022

Course: 2024/2025

Cooperation, collective action and formal models of strategy
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 412 - Estudio: 321)


Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


LEARNING RESULTS · Knowledge of formal models of strategic behaviour, basic notions of utility theory, games in normal and extensive form and models of negotiation and collective action. · Understand how formal models can be used to analyse complex phenomena and know their main applications to collective action problems and cooperation, conflict, international crisis, dissuasion and market solutions.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. First week: What type of science is game theory? 2. Second week: Two approaches to social phenomena. Diagnostic test of math skills 3. Third week: Rationality and Society; Math review. 4. Fourth week: Basic Concepts of Game Theory 5. Fifth week: Nash Equilibrium 6. Sixth week: Calculating Nash Equilibria. 7. Seventh week: Multiplicity of Equilibria. 8. Eighth week: Comparative Statics. 9. Ninth week: Tipping Games. 10. Tenth week: Subgame Perfect Equilibrium. 11. Eleventh week: Repeated Games. 12. Twelfth week: Folk Theorems. 13. Thirteenth week: Sustained Cooperation. 14. Fourteenth week: Norms and Institutions.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Martin Osborne. An Introduction to Game Theory. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Morrow, James. Game Theory for Political Scientists. University of Michigan Press. 1994
  • Ordeshook, Peter. A Political Theory Primer. Routledge. 1992

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.