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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Course unit
GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR: THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS
EPP8082981, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
EP2422, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR: THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS
Website of the academic structure http://www.economia.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONIO NICOLO' SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione AA 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 NICOLO' ANTONIO (Presidente)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
VALBONESI PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Mathematics and Microeconomics (as taught during the first year of the master program)
Target skills and knowledge: This course offers a solid introduction to game theory and strategic behaviour. Students will learn how to predict other players' behaviour in a strategic environment. The course will also introduce students to behavioral economics and namely to those models in which not only a player's payoff may depend on the actions of other players, but also his own preferences may depend on the behavior and welfare of other individuals. Finally the course will provide students with some introductory knowledge of experimental economics and laboratory experiments.
Examination methods: Written Exam
Assessment criteria: it will be evaluated students' ability in problem solving and strategic reasoning.
Course unit contents: Part one
1.1 Introduction to Game Theory
1.2 Simultaneous Games in Strategic Form
1.3 Random Choices and Mixed Strategies
2.1 Dominant and dominated Strategy
2.2 Iterated Elimination of dominated strategies
2.3 Nash equilibrium in pure and mixed strategies
3.1 Nash equilibrium refinements: Trembling hand equilibria in normal form
3.2 Games in Extensive form
4.1 Sequential Rationality
5.1 Subgame Perfect Nash equilibrium
6.1 Repeated Games
7.1 Games with incomplete information
7.2 Bayesian-Nash Equilibrium: Beliefs and Sequential Rationality
Part 2
1.1 Introduction to Behavioral Economics
1.2 Other regarding preferences: equity aversion
1.3 Efficiency concerns
1.4 Reciprocity
2.1 Bounded rationality model

Part 3
1.1 Economic Theory and Experimental Economics
1.2 Basic methods in experimental economics
2.1 Gender discrimination in the labor market
2.2 Measuring trust
2.3 Bargaining
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theory lectures and laboratory experiments
Additional notes about suggested reading: See https://elearning.unipd.it/economia/
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Michael L. Katz, Harvey S. Rosen, Microeconomia (qualsiasi edizione). Italia: McGraw Hill, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo