TOPICS IN GAME THEORY


COMP 764- Winter Term, 2011.

General Information.

  • Course Instructor
  • Lectures
  • Topics
  • Prerequisites


    Instructor.

  • Prof. Adrian Vetta
  • Telephone: 398-3822
  • Office: Room 1118, Burnside Building
  • Office hours: Wednesday 12.30pm-2pm.
  • Email: vetta at math dot mcgill dot ca
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    Lectures.

  • Time: Friday, 1pm-3.30pm.
  • Location: McConnell Engineering Building, Room 103. Note: Room Change.
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    Topics.

    This is a seminar based course. Students will be expected to give one lecture each.
    A list of suggested topics can be found here.

    A description of the lectures and additional notes will be given here.

    General introductions to game theory can be found in the following books:

  • D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole, Game Theory, MIT Press, 1991.
  • R. Myerson, Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict, Harvard University Press, 1991.
  • N. Nisan, T. Roughgarden, E. Tardos, and V. Vazirani (eds.), Algorithmic Game Theory, Cambridge, 2007.
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    Pre-requisites.

    This course is primarily aimed at graduate students in mathematics, computer science or economics. No formal experience with these topics
    will be needed, but a strong mathematical background is necessary.
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