ECON 404 - Games and Economics

Administrative details

    Date and location: Monday and Wednesday 2.00pm - 3.50pm, KAP156

    Office hours: Wednesdays 4.00pm - 5.00pm, KAP120C

    Teaching Assistant: Jingyi Tian, email:

    Office hours of Teaching Assistant: Thursdays 2.30pm - 4.30pm and by appointment, Econ Lounge (outside of KAP 319)


  • Required book

    Game Theory for Applied Economists, Robert Gibbons, Princeton University Press (1992)

  • Recommended books

    Game Theory, Drew Fudenberg and Jean Tirole, MIT Press (1992)
    Markets, Games and Strategic Behavior, Charles Holt, Addison Wesley (2006)
    Strategy, Joel Watson, WW Norton (2007)


The syllabus (in PDF version) can be found here

Important dates

IMPORTANT: change of the midterm date

Midterm date: MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 from 2pm to 3.30pm (in class)

Final date: Friday, December 13 from 2pm to 4.00pm

Problem sets


For the problem sets, work alone or in groups of two (maximum). Turn in the assignments individually at the beginning of class or put it in the mailbox of the T.A. before class starts (no late assignments will be accepted). Do not discuss your results with people outside your group.

Please write down how you arrived to your conclusions. If reasoning is rigorous and correct you will get partial credit even if the answer is not.

If you have problems, you can ask the T.A. for clarifications but please don't expect the T.A. to solve the problem for you or tell you the solution.


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