EF4484 - Economic Strategy and Game Theory

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, commitment, credibility, adverse selection, moral hazard and signalling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to real life examples drawn from economics, politics, sports and elsewhere.

The course also encourages discovery learning, which takes place when students use their knowledge and skills in game theory to discover solutions to problems in business and life.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance