2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ECON 345 - Games and Strategies


Some decisions in life are simple. Others are more complicated. Game theory is the study of decisions that are complicated by strategic interactions, situations where making the best choice requires taking into account the decisions being made by others. This course presents the basic concepts of game theory and applies those concepts to a variety of microeconomic topics. Some of the applications examined include oligopoly behavior, auctions, political elections, moral hazard, principal-agent models, bargaining, and evolutionary models. Students also examine experimental evidence that sometimes confirms, and sometimes conflicts with the predictions from game theory.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites:   and (  or   or  ) and (  or   or MATH 163 ) or a high school calculus course.
Major/Minor Restrictions: Only Economics, Environmental Economics, Mathematical Economics majors and minors
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core Component: None


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