Topics in Computational Game Theory

BEA515 Topics in Computational Game Theory

  • Topics



    Topics will be lectured in the following sequence

    1. Non-Cooperative Game Theory

    2.Cooperative Game Theory

  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    The objective of the course is to provide students with the capability to use and solve problems in economics and management science using tools from Game Theory. Various solution concepts in non-cooperative and cooperative game theory are considered and an emphasis is made on their computational difficulties



     The candidates should be able to

    • Read relevant scientific papers addressing ame theoretical problems
      • Formulate and model operational management tasks and assign feasible numerical solution schemes for such models
      • Communicate and bridge the gap between theoretical economic modeling and feasible real worlds approaches



     The candidates can


      • Manage complex interdisciplinary research projects involving game theoretical models
      • Recognize the potential as well as the limitations of modern numerical solution approaches in the field
      • Select appropriate modeling techniques and solution approaches to game theoretical models of real life economic and management problems




  • Required prerequisites

    Required prerequisites

     Knowledge of medium advanced calculus

  • Requirements for course approval

    Requirements for course approval


  • Assessment


    Based on

    • Activity in class
      • Three assignments

    Short oral examination at the end of the course

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale


  • Computer tools

    Computer tools

    High level modeling languages as GAMS or AMPL will be used

  • Semester






  • Literature



    All topics of the course are covered by scientific papers and selected parts of advanced textbooks such as

    -Branzei R., Dimitrov D, Tijs S. Models in Cooperative Game Theory Springer Verlag 2008

    -Chalkiadakis G., Eklind E., Woodbridge M. Computationla Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory Morgan and Claypool publishers 2011

    -Nisan N., Roughgarden T. Tardos E., Vazirani V. Algorithmic Game Theory Cambridge University Press 2007


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
Spring, Autumn

Course responsible

K. Jörnsten, Department of Business and Management Science