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Course module: 310156-M-3
Methods: Game Theory 1
Course info
Course module310156-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Economics; Economics;
Is part of
M Economics
prof. dr. W. Müller
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 19/08/2019 up to and including 18/10/2019
This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of Game Theory and applies these concepts in fields such as Industrial Organization. (Roughly speaking, Industrial Organization analyses both the functioning of markets and fi…rms' ’behavior in markets.) This course also serves to prepare students for the course "Method Game Theory 2" and for courses such as Competition Policy or Liberalization and Regulation.
Recommended Prerequisites
Students should master intermediate microeconomics
1. Static games with complete information and the Nash equilibrium. (Typical application: Cournot model)

2. Sequential games with complete information and the subgame perfect Nash equilibrium. (Typical application: Stackelberg model)
Type of instructions
2 x 2 hours of interactive lectures and tutorials
Type of exams
Written (single-choice exam)

Recommended Reading
  1. Robert Gibbons, A Primer in Game Theory, Pearson Education.
  2. Steven Tadelis, Game Theory: An Introduction, Princeton University Press.
  3. Martin Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press.
  4. Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware, Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach, McGraw-Hill.
I will comment on these books during the first class meeting. I recommend that during the course you will consult one of the books listed under 1.-3. and the book listed under 4.
Course available for exchange students
Master level, conditions apply
Contact person
prof. dr. W. Müller
Timetable information
Methods: Game Theory 1
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Written (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01BLOK 1115-10-2019
Written (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01BLOK 1209-01-2020
Required materials
Recommended materials
Homework assignment (30%)

Written (70%)

Final Result

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