TOPICS IN GAME THEORY


COMP 764 Winter Term, 2011.
General Information.
Course Instructor
Lectures
Topics
Prerequisites
Instructor.
Prof. Adrian Vetta
Telephone: 3983822
Office: Room 1118, Burnside Building
Office hours: Wednesday 12.30pm2pm.
Email: vetta at math dot mcgill dot ca
Lectures.
Time: Friday, 1pm3.30pm.
Location: McConnell Engineering Building, Room 103. Note: Room Change.
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.
Prerequisites.
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.