A third aim is to apply these tools to settings from economics and from elsewhere. Problem sets: 30% Midterm examination: 30% Final examination: 40% Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about this course through the survey linked below.
Poland has several tourist attractions to enjoy, like ancient castles, historic churches, medieval villages, and beautiful forests. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere. We will also refer to ideas like probability and expectation. A specialist in microeconomic theory and economic history, he has published in Ben Polak, Professor of Economics and Management This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. We will use calculus (mostly one variable) in this course. Intermediate micro (150/2) is not required, but it is recommended. Introductory microeconomics (115 or equivalent) is required.