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First Year Graduate Economic Theory
Course Outline
by
Marcus Berliant and
David K. Levine
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First Half, Game Theory, Levine
Static Games:
slides
bibliography
problem set
Normal Form Games
Mixed Strategies
Best Responses
Dominance and Rationalizability
Public Goods Experiments
Nash Equilibrium
Coordination Games Experiments
1/2 Dominance
Trembling Hand Perfection
Correlated Equilibrium
Approximate and Near Equilibria
Quantal Response Equilibrium
Extensive Form Games:
slides
[Palgrave
Bargaining
Purification
]
bibliography
David Rahmann's notes on selfconfirming equilibrium
problem set
Behavior Strategies
Subgame Perfection
The Rubinstein Bargaining Game
Trembling Hand Perfection
SelfConfirming Equilibrium
Ultimatum Bargaining
Centipede Game
Bayesian Games and Mechanism Design:
slides
bibliography
problem set
Bayesian Nash Equilibrium
Cournot with Types
Sequentiality
Signalling Games and the Intuitive Criterion
Pooling and Separating
BeerQuiche Game
Reputation Formation
The Holdup Problem
Robustness
Mechanism Design
Auctions
Information Aggregation
Principal Agent Problem
Macro Insurance Problem
Decision Theory:
slides
bibliography
problem set
Expected Utility Theory
Risk Aversion
Intertemporal Preferences
Dynamic Programming
supplementary material:
interest.xls
,
shiller.xls
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see also Shiller's current data
Infinite Horizon and Repeated Games:
slides
dalbo slides
reputation slides
[Palgrave
Repeated Games
Reputation
]
bibliography
problem set
Limits of finite horizon games
The folk theorem
Folk theorem for matching games
Old Exams
Final
Exam
Friday March 23, 2001 36 PM
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Midterm Exam
Tuesday February 12, 2002 10 AM  12 PM
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Final Exam
March 20, 2002 11:30 AM  2:30 PM
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Midterm Exam
Monday February 10, 2003
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Final Exam
March 22, 2003 11:30 AM  2:30 PM
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Final Exam
March 21, 2004 11:30 AM  2:30 PM
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Midterm Exam
Monday February 10, 2005
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Final Exam
Thursday March 24, 2005, 11:30am2:30pm
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Midterm Exam
Thursday February 2, 2006
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Midterm Exam
Thursday February 23, 2006
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Final Exam
Friday March 24, 2006
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Midterm Exam
Wednesday February 28
, 2007
questions and answers
Midterm 1
February 13, 2008
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Midterm 2 March 26
, 2008
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Final Exam
May 12, 2010
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