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Spring 2002

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Thu 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Fowler A103B

Tue 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Fowler A103B


Click on the lecture in the schedule below for the slides.

Problem sets may be changed. Please check the discussion page to learn when the final versions of problems sets are posted. Problem sets are due at 3 pm on the indicated date.

Bierman and Fernandez reading is optional. Chapters numbers are from 2nd edition of the book; chapter titles are given as well.




Assignment Due

reading in Bierman and Fernandez

Other Material

1 Tue Apr 2 Monopoly     Spreadsheet
elasticity 1, 2
  Section REVIEW OF ECON 11      
Thu Apr 4 Duopoly and the Prisoner's Dilemma   1.1 (Nash Equilibrium: Introduction)-1.4 (Dominant Strategy Equilibrium)  
 2 Tue Apr 9 Dominance and the Second Price Auction   1.5 (Iterated Dominant Strategy Equilibrium)  
  Section Lagrange Multipliers, Second Price Auctions review problems, review answers    
Thu Apr 11 Iterated Dominance and the Cournot Model     Spreadsheet, More About Cournot
Tue Apr 16 Nash Equilibrium and Coordination Games   1.6 (Nash Equilibrium),1.7 (Focal Point Equilibrium)  
  Section Lab: Simultaneous Move Games      
Thu Apr 18 Cournot, Bertrand  PS#1, answers 2 (Oligopoly, entire chapter)  
 4 Tue Apr 23 Subgame Perfect Equilibrium   6.1 (Subgame Perfect Equilibrium: Introduction)-6.6 (A Second Example: Software Game)  
  Section Review PS#1      
Thu Apr 25 Information Sets and the Normal Form   15.1 (Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium: Introduction),15.2 (Information Sets)  
 5 Tue Apr 30 Stackelberg Equilibrium and Precommitment PS#2, answers 6.7 (The Stackelberg Duopoly Game)  
  Section Lab: Extensive Form Games      
Thu May 2 Discounting   9.5 (Repeated Games and Dynamic Competition: A Second Modification - Discounting the Future) discounting a, b 
 6 Tue May 7 Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma   9.1 (Introduction)-9.5 Repeated Games Step By Step
  Section Review PS#2      
Thu May 9 MIDTERM EXAM midterm answers, midterm scores    
Fri May 10 Deadline for regrading of PS #1      
 7 Tue May 14 The Folk Theorem   9.1-9.5  
  Section Return and review midterm      
Thu May 16 Long Run versus Short Run PS#3, answers    
 8 Tue May 21 Probability Theory, Conditional Probability and Bayes Law   15.3 (Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium: Bayes' Theorem), 15.12 (Appendix)  
  Section Lab: Dynamic and Bayesian Games      
Thu May 23 Expected Utility Theory   10 (Uncertainty and Expected Utility: Introduction, entire chapter) Spreadsheet
Fri May 24 Deadline for regrading of PS #2      
9 Tue May 28 Mixed Strategy Equilibrium   10.4 (Endogenous Uncertainty in Static Games) Spreadsheet
  Section Review PS#3, War of Attrition      
  Thu May 30 Dynamic Programming PS#4, answers    
10 Tue Jun 4 Types and Incomplete Information Cournot Competition   13.1 (Bayesian Nash Equilibrium: Introduction)-13.3 (Mixed Strategies Reinterpreted)  
Section Review PS#4 review problems, review answers    
  Thu Jun 6 The Revelation Principle   13.4 (The Revelation Principle and Game Design)-13.5 (Summary)  
11 Wed Jun 12
FINAL EXAM final answers, final scores