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Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making (Module)

Module description

The module focuses on a theoretical approach that has fundamentally changed economics and political science over the past 20 years, namely game theory. We will study strategic interaction between economic agents (i.e., situations where the outcome of your actions depends on what your rival chooses to do, and vice versa, and where both of you know that to be the case). Examples of the type of situation that will be analysed include: prisoners' dilemma; arms races; the provision of public goods; competition between political parties; and the management of environmental resources.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr Paul Lewis

Teaching pattern

Weekly 1-hour lectures and 7 tutorials (based on past exam questions and designed to develop your knowledge of, and ability to use, game theory)

Module assessment - more information

3-hour examination (90%), Attendance & Participation (10%)

Key information

Module code 5SSPP227

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No