Game Theory and Strategic Design Making

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Game Theory and Strategic Design Making

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    The module focuses on a theoretical approach that has fundamentally changed economics and political science over the past 20 years, namely game theory. We will study strategic interaction between economic agents (i.e., situations where the outcome of your actions depends on what your rival chooses to do, and vice versa, and where both of you know that to be the case). Examples of the type of situation that will be analysed include: prisoners' dilemma; arms races; the provision of public goods; competition between political parties; and the management of environmental resources.

    Key Readings
    Dixit, A.K. and S. Skeath (2004). Games of Strategy. London: W.W Norton.
    Schelling, T.C. (2010). 'Game Theory: A Practitioner's Approach.' Economics and Philosophy, 26: 27-46.

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