Courses Exchange Display 2024-2025

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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 2-9-2024 20-10-2024 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.
Game Theory and Optimization techniques are fundamental skills for Econometricians and Operations Researchers. This course provides an overview of the relevant tools in both subjects. The optimization part of this course focuses on (discrete) optimization problems and techniques. Topics covered include (integer) linear programming, and graph problems and flow algorithms. The game theory part covers the definition and computation of Nash equilibria, potential games and mechanism/auction design.
There are lecture notes available via Canvas.
This course is in transition for the master Business Research.
See the Master Education and Examination Regulations for more information.

The following rule applies to master Business Research students who started the programme prior to academic year 2024-2025.
The master Business Research has been discontinued.
Courses of the Business Research master’s programme will continue to be offered until and including academic year 2025-2026 with exam opportunities running until and including 2026-2027.

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 / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Transitional Regulation
Master Business Research - Operations Research Transitional Regulation
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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