Economics and Philosophy
Rationality and Game Theory
Spring/Summer 2006

regulatory externality problem .
Professor:    Roger D. Congleton

Office :  02.25 - GW II
Phone:  0921 55 4208  office 

Office Hours:  Wednesday and Thursday 10:15 - 11:45, and most other times by appointment .Review Sessions,
to be arranged

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Dates Lectures Text Readings  (See Syllabus for complete reading list)
Professor Congleton is out of town.
Read through syllabus and  first lecture notes

(L1) Introduction: Rational Choice, Self Interest, and Optimization
L(1) notes
17/5 (L2) An Introduction to Game Theory: Matrix Representaton of Games: Payoffs and Strategies
L(2-4) notes

Noncooperative Games in Normal Form

24/5 (L3) Applications and Extensions of 2-Person - 2 Strategies Games in Normal Form
L(2-4) notes
31/5 (L4) Applications and Extentions: Game with Continuous Strategy Sets
L(2-4) notes
7/6 (L5) Applications and Extensions to Economics and Politics
L(5-6) notes
14/6 (L6) Random Play and Mixed Strategy Equilibria
L(5-6) notes
21/6 (L7) Game Theory as an Aid to Philosophical Analysis L(7) notes
Game Theory and Ethics

Beyond Static Full Information Games
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28/6 (L8) Information and Equilibria in Economic Games L(8) notes
Appendix 8B
5/7 (L9) Rationality and Learning in Repeated Games: Rationality, Myopia, and Evolution L(9) notes , Stanford Encycl.of Philosophy
12/7 (L10) Evolutionary Game Theory: Axelrod's PD tournaments Axelrod, J Conf R, 1980
Axelrod, APSR, 1981
19/7 (L11) Evolutionary Game Theory: Congleton and Vanburg: repeated Prisoners Dilemma Games with Exit and the evolution of norms
26/7  Final Exam (in Classroom H17 in NWII)

Course Grades : 
                            Final Exam            95%    
                            Class participation   5%