ECON 407 Game Theory


The issues of strategic interaction and information asymmetry have come to the forefront of virtually every functional field in economics and business. This course represents an introduction to how game theory is used as a tool to model and to solve questions of strategy as they arise in a variety of economic situations and events in the world. Modeling topics to be covered are strategic and extensive form games, Bayesian decision-making, and evolutionary stability. Possible applications include bargaining, international collective action, the credibility of macroeconomic policy, learning, and signaling.