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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 410 - Game Theory

Fall or Spring (3) Anderson Prerequisite(s): ECON 101  and ECON 303 .

Game Theory is a set of mathematical models used to study how individuals make decisions when their actions affect each other. The emphasis of the course material is a mix of formal theory and applications, including bargaining, information and auctions. While economists turn to game theory to model many situations, the field is firmly rooted in mathematics. Thus, you will struggle in this course if you are not very comfortable with college-level algebra and basic calculus. In addition to mathematical modeling, this course will make extensive use of economics experiments to identify situations where game theory predicts actual behavior and to learn more about why game theory fails to predict behavior in some settings.