Game Theory

QU Course Number: EC 355

Time:  Tues & Thurs  3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Location:  College of Arts & Sciences 1, 219 

Assoc. Prof. of Economics Chris Ball

Email: christopher.ball@qu.edu

Office phone: +1 203 582 8745

Office Location: 4th Floor Rocky Top Student Center

Download the FALL 2022 Syllabus

BOOKS for the Course

  1. Joel Watson, " Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory (Third Edition)" I found this to be the best undergrad text to use and used it for years.  I highly recommend it.

  2. Chris Ball (draft) "Modelling With Games: An Introduction to Modelling Human Behavior Using Game Theory"

Outline, Notes and Reading

Most of these are still based on the Watson textbook which I always used (see Book Recommendations)

  • Introduction

    • Watson Chap 1 "Introduction"

    • Watson Chap 5 "General Assumptions and Methodology"

    • Ball Chap 0 "Introduction"

MIDTERM Exam: THURSDAY, October 27th, 2022

Relevant Practice Problems:

​​Basic Extensive Form Practice: download here and download the KEY here.

Practice Problems 1: Mix of Extensive Form Games

Practice Problems 2: Basic Bargaining Games

Practice Problems: Symmetric Info and Random Outcomes

Practice Problems  - Principal Agent Games

FINAL Exam: THURSDAY, December 8th, 2022

Relevant Practice Problems:

Practice Problems - Information Games (Modified with only one-sided games)

Practice Problems - Simultaneous Games to Practice

Practice Problems - More Simultaneous Games to Practice

Practice Problems - Mixed Nash 2022

Practice Problems - Contracting

 

Final Paper Due - by midnight Tuesday, December 13, 2022

 

GAMES

SEQUENTIAL MOVE GAMES

SIMULATENEOUS MOVE

SEQUENTIAL and/or SIMULTANEOUS ("complete games")

ALL My Hand-Written Class Notes in One Place

 

 

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

EXCEL SHEETS to MAKE GAMES

Use these sheets however you like. Check them all.  Take and use anything you like, modify it for your paper.