ECON3301 Game Theory and Strategic Thinking

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit teaches the basic tools of game theory. Students learn the techniques of game theory and gain an understanding of strategy that can assist in decision making and understanding the economy.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain game theory and how to think strategically; (2) identify when an understanding of strategy can enhance business practices or economic policy making; and (3) explain the limitations of models based upon the science of game strategy.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial quizzes and (2) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Luciana Fiorini
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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