Spring 2009 MBA Course

B5301-002: Game Theory & Business

MW - B Term, 10:45AM to 12:15PM

Location: WJW 208

Previous Terms Offered: Spring, Summer

Instructor: Paolo Siconolfi

Prerequisite(s): B6006


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In most business circumstances, managers and organizations take decisions that affect each other. We call such situations "games." Game Theory provides a framework for analyzing and predicting behaviors and outcomes in situations of strategic interaction. The goal of this course is to provide students with the essential tools of game theory, and demonstrate their use by applying them to a variety business situations and cases.



Paolo Siconolfi

Franklin Pitcher Johnson Jr. Professor of Finance and EconomicsProfessor Siconolfi teaches the core course Managerial Economics. He works with general equilibrium theory, information theory and dynamic models in monetary theory. His main contributions deal with the equilibrium properties of incomplete market economies, the existence of sunspot equilibria and the informativeness of equilibrium prices. Recently, he has also examined the dynamic efficiency of a social security system in the context of an overlapping generations...

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