Course: Game Theory

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Course title Game Theory
Course code KMA/TH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stehlík Petr, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Tomiczková Světlana, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Week 1: basic notations, motivation and examples Week 2-3: normal forms and extensive forms, dominated and dominating strategies Week 4-5: Nash theorem, proof, significance and determination of Nash equilibria Week 6-7: one-shot games and repeated games Week 8-9: complete and incomplete information Week 10-11: cooperative and non-cooperative games Week 12-13: mechanism design, incentives, brinkmanship and applications

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Task-based study method
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 25 hours per semester
professional knowledge
This course assumes the knowledge of mathematical analysis within the range of KMA/M2 or KMA/MA2.
learning outcomes
The student will be able to construct and analyze simple models with interactions. Basic tools include combinations of simple methods from analysis, probability theory and algebra.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Interactive lecture
Task-based study method
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Dixit, Avinash K.; Nalebuff, Barry J. Thinking strategically: The competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life. W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. ISBN 0-393-31035-3.
  • Fudenberg, Drew; Tirole, Jean. Game theory. MIT Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0-262-06141-4.
  • Myerson, Roger B. Game theory : analysis of conflict. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-674-34116-3.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Applied Sciences General Mathematics (2012) Mathematics courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences General Mathematics (2012) Mathematics courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics and Management (2011) Mathematics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics for Business Studies (2011) Mathematics courses 3 Summer