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QSR02/NAM-VII Game Theory 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Quantitative Social Research
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

This course provides basic formal modeling. The student will learn expected utility theory, decision theory, simultaneous strategic form games, extensive form sequential games, mixed strategy equilibrium, and extensions.

General description

Game Theory  is compulsory for the degree students in Master's programme in Quantitative Social Research (I-II period).

There are places for other students.

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible


17-Sep-2015 – 10-Dec-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Thu 17-Sep-2015 - 10-Dec-2015 weekly at 14-16, Linna 6017, No lecture 24.9. Please note exception in time: 12.11 at 13-15. Please note the room change: 15.10 and 22.10 in Linna building K108 and 29.10 in Linna building K113! EXAM 10.12.2015, POSSIBLE RETAKE 17.12.2015

Study materials

Charalambos D. Aliprantis, Subir K. Chakrabarti: Games and Decision Making, Oxford University Press, 2000

Jon Elster. Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007

Dennis C. Mueller. Public Choice III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Further information

Course in North American Studies: NAM-VII Methodology