NEW UPDATE Basic and advanced tools in game theory - first part (Basic tools) [2 ECTS, MAT/05]

Speaker:  Stefano Benati - Università di trento
  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM meeting room ground floor CV2

NEW UPDATE:   The first lessons are available on the e-learning platform under the course "Mathematical Methods in the applied Sciences"
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DUE TO TEMPORARY REGULATIONS, the first class of the course will be available online approximatively at 12.00 a.m. on the Panopto block of the course "Mathematical Modelling in the applied Sciences".

This is the first part of the course "Basic and Advanced tools in game theory"   

first part Lecturer: prof. Stefano Benati (University of Trento)    3/3-24/3/2020  (8 hours)
second part lecturer: prof. Sylvain Sorin (Paris Sorbonne)    31/3-10/4/2020    (12 hours)


03/03     9.30-11.10  meeting room ground floor CV2
10/03     9.30-11.10  meeting room 2nd floor CV2
17/03     9.30-11.00  meeting room 2nd floor CV2
24/03     9.30-11.10  meeting room 2nd floor CV2

FIRST PART COURSE SYLLABUS (Basic tools in game theory)

  • Modeling players’ preferences: Utility functions and expected utility. 
  • Games in extensive and normal form: Solving games by backward induction. Nash equilibria in games.
  • Zero-Sum games and mixed strategies. Nash equilibrium and linear programming.
  • Some classic games: The Prisoners’ Dilemma, the Dating Game, Chicken, the Ultimatum Game. An application to politics: the median voter theorem. Repeated games.
  • Simulation of Games through Agent Based Models: the Schelling’s segregation game. The persistence of ethnocentric behavior. 

Programme Director
Giandomenico Orlandi

External reference
Publication date
February 25, 2020