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Introduces and develops various concepts in the field of game theory with an emphasis on applications to economic problems. Game theory is the study of the behavior of rational, strategic agent-players who must attempt to predict and to influence the actions of other participants. Numerous solving techniques are developed to identify and refine the equilibria in a broad range of “games,’’ including competitive games, cooperative games, bargaining games, games of incomplete and asymmetric information, repeated games, and auctions. Applications will be drawn from diverse fields, including labor economics, finance, industrial organization, and political economy. Prerequisites: Economics 249, 255. One unit.

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