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Course title Game Theory and Optimisation
Course code EBC4188
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2023 20-10-2023 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Marc Schröder, Veerle Timmermans
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Language of instruction English
This course provides a comprehensive overview of optimization techniques such as linear and integer programming, and non-linear programming, with applications in game theory and economics. Students learn optimization techniques from mathematics and operations research, and how to apply them in models from game theory and economic theory.
Topics in optimization include duality theorems in LP, branch and bound and cutting plane algorithms in IP, and Kuhn-Tucker conditions for NLP.

Topics in game theory and economics include computation of Nash equilibrium and refinements and mechanism design.
The course will be based on chapters from standard textbooks plus additional readers.

Recommended literature for background reading:
* Hans Peters : Game Theory : A Multi-Leveled Approach. Springer-Verlag.
* Stephen Boyd and Lieven Vandenberghe : Convex Optimization. Cambridge University Press.
* Roger Myerson : Game Theory : Analaysis of Conflict. Harvard University Press.
* L.J. Vanderbei : Linear Programming - Foundations and Extensions. 4th Edition, Springer.
* Jorge Nocedal and Stephen J. Wright : Numerical Optimization. 2nd Edition, Springer.
Only Master students can take this course. Exchange students need to have obtained a BSc degree in Economics, International Business, Econometrics, or a related topic. Familiarity with the basic concepts of optimization and linear programming will be helpful. A solid basis in mathematics and calculus is also recommendable.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 2 Free Elective(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)
Master Econometrics and Operations Research Compulsory Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - Econometrics Elective Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - Econometrics Year 1 Core Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - No specialisation Elective Course(s)
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