Game Theory, 7.5 credits

Spelteori, 7.5 hp

730A28

Main field of study

Economics

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Ali Ahmed

Course coordinator

Ali Ahmed

Director of studies or equivalent

Linnea Tengvall

Contact

Anki Rune, administratör

Åsa Carmesten, studievägledare

Linnea Tengvall, studierektor

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2022 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2022 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping
F7YEE Business and Economics Programme - International - English (Economics) 7 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping E
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Economics) 7 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping E
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Economics) 7 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping E
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Economics) 7 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping E
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Economics) 7 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping E
F7MNE Master programme in Economics (Economic Analysis) 3 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Economics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German
  • Master programme in Economics
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - English

Entry requirements

  • Economics, basic courses, 30 ECTS credits, Economics, continuation courses, 30 ECTS credits, and Economics, in-depth courses, 30 ECTS credits, with at least 60 ECTS credits approved
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
- describe the key concepts of and critically evaluate game theory and its methods
- critically evaluate and objectively refer to game-theoretical research
- apply game theory in the analysis of economic issues.

Course content

The course encompasses the foundations of game theory with the focus on the analysis of various equilibrium solutions depending on the conditions and assumptions made. A large part of the course will be devoted to applications of game theory in the analysis of strategic behavior and its consequenses.

The following topics will be discussed during the course:

- Games in normal and extensive forms.
- Analysis of Nash equilibrium in games with full information.
- Analysis of Mixed strategy Nash equilibrium.
- Analysis of the repeated games.
- Analysis of the equilibrium in Bayesian games with incomplete information.
- Analysis of rational and irrational behavior.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. The language of instruction is Swedish and/or English.

Examination

The examination consists of:

  • an individually written exam, grading scale: UV
  • active participation in the seminars, grading scale: UG
  • hand-in problem sets, grading scale: UG

The final grade G requires G in all three examinations. The final grade VG also requires VG in the individually written exam.

Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXAM Examination 3.5 credits U, G, VG
INL1 Hand-in tasks 1 credits U, G
SEM1 Seminars 3 credits U, G

Books

Se under fliken "Övriga dokument" för kompletterande litteraturlista.
Dixit, Avinash K., Nalebuff, Barry, (2008) The art of strategy : a game theorist's guide to success in business & life 1. ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, cop. 2008

ISBN: 9780393062434, 0393062430, 9780393337174, 0393337170

Osborne, Martin J., (2009) An introduction to game theory 1st international ed. New York : Oxford University Press, c2009.

ISBN: 9780195322484, 0195322487

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