Graduate School UHH: Behavioral Game Theory

Institution: Graduate School at Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences – University of Hamburg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ralph-C. Bayer (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Wednesday, 04.11.15, 12: 00 – 16:00
Thursday, 05.11.15, 09:00 – 13:00
Wednesday, 11.11.15, 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday, 12.11.15, 09:00 – 13:00
Wednesday, 18.11.15, 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday, 19.11.15, 09:00 – 13:00
Wednesday, 25.11.15, 12:00 – 16:00

Place: University of Hamburg, Von Melle Park 5

Registration: You can register for the course until 30.09.2015 (13:00) via Geventis.

Course description:
Here is the proposed syllabus of a course in Behavioural Game Theory. The course.s main aim is to familiarise graduate students with modern behavioural extensions to standard game theory. A prerequisites is the knowledge of undergraduate-level game theory and some standard mathematics for economists. A deeper knowledge of game theory and some knowledge of experimental economics are desirable but not necessarily required.

The syllabus is to be understood as the maximum content that could be taught. It consists of 20 two-hour lectures. All the components have been taught in various incarnations of the postgraduate course .Behavioural Game Theory and Experiments. at the University of Adelaide .however never together in one year. A subset of the full program could be chosen, depending on students prior knowledge from existing courses and the desired number of teaching hours. This course is more a course in game theory than in experimental or behavioural economics. While seminal experimental .ndings will be used to motivate theoretical concepts, the emphasis is on the theory. Particular emphasis will be given to the process of extending standard game theory. This will help interested students to improve their own modelling skills (using behavioural or standard game-theory tools).

There is no textbook for this course. The work is based on original articles. The articles are supplemented by lecture notes, which are designed to break down the often di¢ cult material to a manageable level for graduate students. The preferred teaching language is English; Geman is possible though.

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