ECON 2801

ECON 2801

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course is an introduction to game theory for students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and interests.  The material covered will span economics, business, politics, and diplomacy by way of applications of game theory and also will demonstrate to students the art of reasoning in everyday life. In the process, they will learn the basic ideas and results of game theory, from multi-player, non-cooperative interactions, extensive-form games, auctions, and equilibrium concepts such as the Nash equilibrium, to cooperative bargaining. Though this is an introductory course, students will be encouraged to think about and try to resolve some open questions and philosophical paradoxes of game theory. There are no formal pre-requisites for the course, but familiarity with school algebra and geometry will be useful.

When Offered Fall.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both ECON 2801 and ECON 3801.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17100 ECON 2801   LEC 001