Strategy and complexity (intensive course)

EM023M2CA1

Semester
A
Discipline
Strategy
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
45
Open to visitors
Yes
Language
Coordinator
Charles Mason


Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

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Description

We will discuss a variety of important concepts in the application of game theory and the economics of uncertainty. These include decision making under uncertainty, risk attitudes, extensions to the traditional model, Nash equilibrium, backward induction and subgame perfect equilibrium. We will also explore some relatively new uses of game theory and uncertainty, including behavioral economics.

Teaching methods

Face-to-face

- Lectures

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations

Interaction

- Discussions/debates

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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) recognize incentives confronting decision-makers
  • - (level 2) summarize motives and likely behavior
  • - (level 3) predict outcomes from strategic interactions
  • - (level 3) solve for optimal behavior in situations with risk or strategic interactions
  • - (level 4) analyze implications of strategic or risky environments
  • - (level 5) evaluate influence of risk, strategic interactions

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Outline

A. Decision-making under uncertainty topic : Decision-making under Uncertainty: introduction # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : HR 1; ST 1, 2.1; RT: 19.4 topic : Risk attitudes # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : HR 2; ST 2.2 topic : Insurance and portfolio demand # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : HR 3; ST 2.3, 2.4 topic : Using information # of lectures : 1 Chapter(s) : HR 5; ST 19.4.3 topic : Anomalies and extensions to the traditional model # of lectures : 3 Chapter(s) : HR 1; RT 1, 5-8 B. Game Theory topic : Preliminaries # of lectures : 1 Chapter(s) : D: 1, 2; ST: 3 topic : Strategies # of lectures : 4 Chapter(s) : D: 4, 5, 6; G: 1; ST: 3, 4, 5, 6 topic : Dynamic Games # of lectures : 3 Chapter(s) : D: 6, 7, 8; G: 2, 3; ST: 7, 8, 9, 10 topic : Moral Hazard # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : G: 3.1; ST: 12 topic : Adverse selection # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : G: 3.2, 4.1; ST: 12 topic : Signaling # of lectures : 2 Chapter(s) : G: 4.2, 4.3; D: 7, 8, 9 topic : Applications # of lectures : 3 Chapter(s) : D: 10, 11, 12, 13

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

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Teaching material

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Documents in all formats

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Moodle platform

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Software

- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

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Recommended reading


Richard Thaler, The Winner’s Curse (RT) ; Dixit and Nalebuff, The Art of Strategy (D); Gibbons, Game Theory for Applied Economists (G); Tadelis, Game Theory (ST);


Machina, M., "Choice Under Uncertainty: Problems Solved and Unsolved," Journal of Economic Perspectives 1(1), Summer 1987, 121-154 ; Kahneman, D., Knetsch, J., and R. Thaler, "The Endowment Effect, Loss Aversion, and Status Quo Bias," Journal of Economic Perspectives 5(1), 1991, 193-206 ; Tversky, A., and R. Thaler, "Preference Reversals, "Journal of Economic Perspectives 4(2), 1990, 201-211 ; Lowenstein, G. and R. Thaler, “Intertemporal Choice,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 3(4), 1987, 181-93.

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Assessment

List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : -
Written / Group / English / Weight : 33 %
Details : a written group assignment Group assignments will be due the following Thursday
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : -
Oral / Individual / English / Weight : 33 %
Details : face-to-face individual discussions related to the group assignment Individual discussions will be scheduled for the start of the second week of the course
Final evaluationOther (date, pop quiz, etc.) : -
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 34 %
Details : Final examination will be done online, to be submitted by the Monday after the course ends
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