Classical Game Theory (5 points)

Here is the schedule for the course. The first day is Wednesday, February 5 at 8:15 in MD 9.

Lecture notes for course.

First lecture (written by Pierre Hyvernat)
Second lecture (written by Pierre Hyvernat)
Third lecture (written by Mats Kvarnström)
Fourth lecture (written by Mats Kvarnström)
Fifth lecture (written by Johanna Pejlare)
Sixth lecture (written by Johanna Pejlare)
Seventh lecture (written by Peter Hegarty)
Eighth lecture (written by Peter Hegarty)
Ninth lecture (written by Devdatt Dubhashi)
Tenth lecture (written by Fredrik Engström)
Eleventh lecture (written by Fredrik Engström)
Twelth lecture (written by Fredrik Altenstedt)
Thirteenth lecture (written by Fredrik Altenstedt)
Fourteenth lecture (written by Sverker Lundin)
Fifteenth lecture (written by Sverker Lundin)

Homeworks are following.

Assignment 1 (It would be nice to get this Friday, the 21st.)
Assignment 2 (Due March 14).
Assignment 3 (Due April 2).

COURSE GOAL: Give an introduction to classical game theory and also
do some "applications to economics".

TIME: This course will run for the third "reading period" and part or most of the fourth.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is intended for graduate and undergraduate
students in mathematics and mathematical statistics, and graduate students in computer
science and economics. Faculty are also of course welcome.

SOME COMMENTS: This course will give an introduction to classical game theory.
For a sense of some of the topics that we plan to cover, go here and look at Parts II and III there.
(Part I there deals with "combinatorial game theory", which is somewhat different and will
NOT be covered in this course).

ONE MORE COMMENT: While game theory is a very interesting subject in itself, the
implications for economics have also been very important. This can for example be seen
in the fact that Harsanyi, Nash and Selten shared the Nobel prize in economics in 1994.


Part I

Prerequisites: Undergraduate analysis, elementary probability and linear algebra.

Course literature: There will be no official book for the course but rather everything will
be based on course notes. Nonetheless, I believe that the following three items below will
cover most of what we will be doing in the course.
Examination Form: There will be homeworks, a final oral exam and perhaps (depending on the
number of students) presentations of papers.

Kursexaminator: Jeff Steif (
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