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Game theory is the study of strategic interaction. The focus is on situations in which individuals interact with one another in the knowledge that outcomes depend, at least in part, on each of their actions. Such situations arise naturally in the social sciences. In particular, game theory has had a significant impact in economics. Game theoretic models can now be found in most areas of economics. In this subject, students will learn the basic techniques that are used to model strategic interaction. They will also learn how to apply these techniques to a variety of problems that occur in business and economics. Some applications might also be drawn from the other social sciences.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Eldridge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites ECO1IMI or ECO1DSM


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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGame theory for applied economicsPrescribedGibbons, R.PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, USA, 1992

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