Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry. |
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CoordinatorMr David Byrne
The subject introduces students to the rapidly growing literature in economics and business on strategic interaction with an emphasis on applications to business and public policy. Topics covered include game theory; decision making under uncertainty; the prisoners' dilemma; dynamic strategy and strategic positioning; credible commitments and deterring competitors; cooperation and coordination; brinkmanship and industry shakeouts; strategic negotiation; horizontal and vertical integration; tacit collusion; sustaining collusion and collusive devices; uncertainty; and reputation as a competitive advantage. The subject will emphasise applications.
|Objectives:||Information not available.|
|Assessment:||A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%), and assignments during the semester totalling not more than 3000 words (30%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Economics Major |
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