Game Theory

Subject ECON90022 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures/seminars per week.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: ECON40010 Game Theory
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The subject provides a rigorous introduction to non-cooperative game theory and the economics of asymmetric information. The equilibrium concepts covered include dominant strategy, Nash, subgame perfect, Bayesian and perfect Bayesian equilibrium.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Explain and apply strategic games of complete information, extensive games with perfect information, static games of incomplete information;
  • Recognise and critically evaluate the applications of game-theoretic models within economics;
  • Use these analytical tools to understand situations where decision-makers interact.
  • 1.5 hour mid-semester examination and one 2-hour end-of-semester examination (totalling 70% and split between the midterm and the final as the maximum of 10% for the midterm plus 60% for the final and 30% for the midterm plus 40% for the final)
  • Five assignments totalling approximately 3000 words (30%)
Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision making
  • Negotiation and bargaining
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce - Economics

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