Intro to Political Game Theory
- Understanding game theory.
- Understanding of game theory.
- Understanding real-life applications where game theory can be used.
- Knowing how to apply game-theoretic models to political science.
- Able to identify scientific subject.
- Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field.
- Able to outlines the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems.
- Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis.
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes: - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process.
- Introduction to the course: what is game theory?
- Dynamic games
- Mixed strategy equilibria
- Repeated games
- Static games
- Uncertainty and asymmetric information
- Class work
- Final test
- Test 1Test 1 is administered in the second half of the third module (typically that would be late February).
- Exam TestExam is scheduled for the exam week (mid-June). The number of problems on the problem set is around five or six. Problems may be subdivided, so that for each problem the student has to answer two questions related to the problem (e.g., first find the strategies played by the players in the equilibria; and then calculate the payoffs the players will get in each equilibrium).
- Test 2Test 2 is administered in the end of third module or around the very beginning of the fourth module (typically that would be late March -- early April).
- Test 3Test 3 is administered some time around the end of fourth module. (Typically that would be second half of May.)
- Lecture quizzes
- 2021/2022 4th module0.1 * Test 3 + 0.2 * Exam Test + 0.25 * Final test + 0.1 * Test 1 + 0.05 * Lecture quizzes + 0.1 * Test 2 + 0.2 * Class work
- Binmore, K. (2007). Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.oxp.obooks.9780199218462
- Binmore, K. (2007). Playing for Real: A Text on Game Theory. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.oxp.obooks.9780195300574