363-0558-00L  Strategic and Cooperative Thinking

Semester Spring Semester 2013
Lecturers H. Gersbach, O. Tejada Pinyol
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English
Comment It is recommended to take 351-0503-00L Principles of Microeconomics first.


Abstract Noncooperative and Cooperative Game Theory, concepts and applications
Objective The goal of the lecture is to learn how to think strategically or cooperatively and to apply the concepts
of game theory to economic, social, political and business situations.
Content Part 1: Strategic Thinking (Noncooperative Game Theory)

Thinking in static and dynamic games with complete and incomplete information

Part 2: Cooperative Thinking (Cooperative Game Theory)

Thinking in repeated and cooperative games.
Lecture notes For inquiries and questions regarding the course organization please send an email to Dr. Oriol Tejada (toriol@ethz.ch).
Literature Davis (1997): Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction. Courier Dover Publications
Dixit and Nalebuff (1991): Thinking Strategically. W.W. Norton & Company
Fudenberg and Tirole (1991): Game Theory. MIT Press
Gibbons (1992): Game Theory for applied economists. Princeton University Press
Mas-Collel et al. (1995): Microeconomic Theory. Oxford University Press
Myerson (1992): Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict. Havard University Press
Osborne (2003): An Introduction to Game Theory. Oxford University Press
Watson (2002): Strategy: An Introduction in Game Theory. W.W. Norton & Company
Prerequisites / Notice The lecture will be in English.