Game Theory and Strategy Formation

Course Information
TitleΘεωρίες Παιγνίων και Διαμόρφωση Στρατηγικής / Game Theory and Strategy Formation
CodeΚΕ0Ε40
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEvangelia Markaki
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001507

Programme of Study: UPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600099923
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the course to provide students with a foundation to: (i) Apply game-theoretic analysis, both formally and intuitively, to negotiation and bargaining situations. (ii) Recognize and assess archetypal strategic situations in complicated negotiation settings. (iii) Feel comfortable in the process of negotiation.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is a survey of the main ideas and techniques of game-theoretic analysis related to bargaining, conflict, and negotiation. As such, the course emphasizes the identification and analysis of archetypal strategic situations frequently occurring in bargaining situations.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars27.51
Laboratory Work27.51
Reading Assigment27.51
Written assigments27.51
Total1104
Student Assessment
Description
The course has a strong experiential component. Students will repeatedly participate in a variety of strategic situations thereby developing the ability to translate their analyses into practice. To help to bridge the gap between the analytic tools and their use in the real-world business situations, you will be asked to prepare an “issue-spotting analysis” due on the 7th week of class. This analysis, which should be 5-10 pages long, asks you to analyze a real-world issue “ripped from the headlines” where the techniques of game theoretic analysis might be fruitfully applied to aid in developing strategy. You will be asked to make a 10 minute presentation of the issue you chose and your analysis during class. (40%) The final project, which is the “capstone” component to the class, asks you to find an issue or situation of strategic relevance where you can bring to bear a variety of ideas and techniques developed during the course. The final project can be a broadening and deepening of the issue-spotting analysis you did earlier or can be on a completely separate issue. Again, you are free to work in groups. (60%) One-third of your grade for this project is determined by a 10 minute oral presentation during the 15th week of class. The remaining two-thirds of your grade for the project is determined by a 10-20 page write-up of your analysis. The page limit is based on a double-spaced paper exclusive of any tables or exhibits you wish to include.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΠΑΙΓΝΙΩΝ (ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟ 35241) OSBORNE ΚΛΕΙΔΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ ΕΠΕ, 2010 ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ ΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΠΑΙΓΝΙΩΝ (ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟ 1063) ΜΗΛΟΛΙΔΑΚΗΣ ΣΟΦΙΑ Α.Ε.,2009 ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ
Additional bibliography for study
Gibbons, R., Game Theory for Applied Economists, Princeton University Press, 1992. Dixit, A. and B. Nalebuff, The Art of Strategy, WW Norton, 2008 Dixit, A. and B. Nalebuff, Thinking Strategically, WW Norton, 1991.
Last Update
29-01-2017