Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012: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
This is an introductory course in game theory and information economics. Topics include static and dynamic models of strategic interaction, decision making under uncertainty, adverse selection, signalling and screening models, coordination and cooperation, horizontal and vertical integration, collusion and product differentiation. Empirical examples, applications to business and public policy and field evidence will be emphasised.
|Assessment:||A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%), and assignments during the semester totalling not more than 3000 words (30%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Games of Strategy, by Avinash Dixit, Susan Skeath, David H. Reiley, Jr., Third Edition, W.W. Norton and Company (eds.)|
|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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