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MA235A: Introduction to Game Theory (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

An introduction to game-theoretic methods and their applications. Topics include the preference relation and von Neumann-Morgenstern utility, non-cooperative games in strategic form and extensive form, perfect and imperfect information, complete and incomplete information, and cooperative game theory including bargaining solutions and the Shapley value. Illustrative examples include game models from economics, political science, business, and other disciplines.

Prerequisites

One of: MA101, MA103 (or MA110*), MA105.

Instructor

Professor Marc Kilgour (PhD)
Office location: LH3033 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Monday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - noon, or as announced in class. Students may contact the instructor by email to make an appointment at another mutually convenient time.
E: mkilgour@wlu.ca
Telephone: x4208

Lectures

Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., BA209 (Bricker Academic Building)

Textbook

Introduction to Game Theory. Notes for MA235 Course Package for Fall 2018. Available at the Laurier Bookstore.

MyLearningSpace

Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA235 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.

Evaluation

A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Quizzes (in class, dates to be determined): 10%
  • Test 1 (Thursday, Oct. 4, in class): 15%
  • Test 2 (Thursday, Nov. 8, in class): 25%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA235 and is provided for the convenience of students.