ECON2004J Game Theory (J)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Game theory is a formal way of thinking about and analysing strategic situations. This module will provide the tools that will enable you to use game theory to analyse a range of different problems.
Through the analysis of many examples in a variety of contexts you will
1. learn how to take into account strategic interactions when making your own choices;
1. learn how to predict other people or organizations' behaviour when they are in strategic settings;
3. learn how to apply these tools to settings from economics and other disciplines.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should have:
1-An understanding of basic game theory concepts;
2-An ability to apply these tools to various real life and economic settings.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics covered include
Basic concepts of game theory
Simultaneous move games with pure strategies
Sequential Gamesver advantage
Simultaneous move games with mixed strategies
Evolutionary game theory
Strategic games
Bayesian Games

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module comprises lectures and tutorials.
Students will be given regular problem sets to facilitate self-assessment and group work. During tutorials students will receive feedback on the problem sets via detailed solutions.
Some of the tutorials will be used to conduct class experiments to facilitate a deeper understanding of how decisions are made in strategic situations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End-of-trimester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Mid-term exam Unspecified No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Dr Lucy Liu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Yishan Shi Tutor
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