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OAEA 2090 - Game Theory in the International Arena

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

A game is any strategic situations in which an individual's success in making choices depends on the choices of others. Game theory studies individual behavior in situations of antagonism, negotiation, uncertainty, cooperation or competition in order to identify optimal strategies. Students will learn how to: Recognize and model strategic situations; Predict when and how their actions will influence the decisions of others; Rationally deal with uncertainty; Exploit strategic situations for their own benefit. A specific focus will be put on games with applications to international relations and to economics.


MATHIS, Jérôme (Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Paris-Dauphine)

Course validation

The course will be graded based on a final exam and on group projects applying concepts learned in class to a real-world example.

Required reading

  • Dixit, A.K., and B.J. Nalebuff, Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life, W.W. Norton & Company
  • Fudenberg, D., and J. Tirole, Game Theory, The MIT Press
  • Myerson, R., Analysis of Conflict, Harvard University Press
  • Osborne, M., and A. Rubinstein, A Course in Game Theory, The MIT Press