MAS348 Game Theory 2019-2020
Lecturer: Dr M. Katzman
- Thursday 5pm, Lecture Theatre 3
- Friday 1pm, Lecture Theatre 2
- Tutorials: Every
two weeks or so we will have a tutorial. The purpose of these tutorials
is to give you the chance to ask me to show how to solve homework and
past exams questions and to answer any other questions you might have
about the material in the course. These will take place in Lecture Theatre 7 on the
following Wednesdays at 1pm
|Week 3, October 16th
|Week 5, October 30th
|Week 7, November 13th
|Week 9, November 27th
|Week 10, December 4th
|Week 11, December 11th
- Exam: Closed book exam, date TBA
- Feedback sessions: Weekly office hours: Friday 2pm (my office is J16)
Cooperative games-- pure strategies (3 lectures)
Nash equilibria in Economics: monopolies, duopolies and oligopolies (2 lectures)
Cooperative games-- mixed strategies (3 lectures)
Sequential games (5 lectures)
Repeated games (4 lectures)
Bayesian games (3 lectures)
A pdf version of the syllabus can be found
Lectures' slides and notes
The material in the slides in compact format.
The following texts are
excellent and each contains all the material in MAS348, (and much
more). I encourage you to read the relevant sections in them.
M. J. Osborne. An introduction to game theory, Oxford
University Press (2003). (Library
K. G. Binmore. Playing for real : a
text on game theory, Oxford University Press (2007). (Library
Problem Sheet #1 Hand in questions 2, 4, 8, 10 on Thursday, October 17th
|Problem Sheet #2 Hand in questions 2, 3, 7, 10 on Thursday, October 31st
Sheet #3 Hand in questions 4, 5, 7 on Thursday, November 28th
|Problem Sheet #4 Slip questions 3, 4, 9, 10 under my office door before Christmas. Collect homework during office hours in January
Four questions (no choice), 2.5 hours.
The 2013-14 exam and its solution.
The 2014-15 exam and its solution.
The 2015-16 exam and its solution.
The 2016-17 exam and its solution.
The 2017-18 exam and its solution.
The 2018-19 exam and its solution.
A Mock exam used in 2013-14 and solution.
Tim Roughgarden's Game Theory Through the Computational Lens, a very good lecture covering some of the material in this course.
An FT article on the relevance of the Median Voter Theorem to our current state of affairs.
An article on Nash equilibrium in The Economist.
Robert Reich on monopolies
The game of Chomp! and a Chomp! strategy book.
Some common games refered to in the course: Chess, Tic-Tac-Toe (aka noughts and crosses)
Braess's Paradox in action!