Game Theory (ECON 310)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Economics(ECON)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Mehmet Barlo barlo@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
ECON201 ECON204
Formal lecture
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative
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CONTENT

Noncooperative games in extensive and normal forms solution concepts and refinements, rationalizibility; games with perfect information, behavioural strategies; incomplete information, Bayesian-Nash equilibrium, sequential rationality; cooperative games, games in coalitional form, convex games, balanced games : core, Shapley value, nucleolus; bargaining; coalition structure games; applications.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this course is to further knowledge of applications and theories in the area of games of normal form and extensive form. This is a serious course in which students are required to learn how to do game theory, including its technical sides.

LEARNING OUTCOME

On completion of the course, students should be able to
a) Apply various econometric techniques on data,
b) Identify possible data problems and choose appropriate and relevant techniques accordingly,
c) Interpret estimation results, assess the importance of certain factors on the variable interest, e.g., what is the impact of education on hourly wage, what are the factors that induce smoking?
d) Describe what is meant by ?thinking like an empirical economist?.
e) Identify all kinds of links between a set of variables.
f) Develop independent study skills, i.e., to pose a problem, identify main causes, use data to provide quantitative answers,
g) Use of STATA, an econometric software,
h) Use of SUCourse will develop IT skills.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Assignment 30

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Lecture Notes that I provide,
Game Theory for Applied Economists by Gibbons