# Undergraduate Game Theory - PS/Ec 172 - Spring 2016

**Instructor.** Omer
Tamuz, Baxter 213. Office hours are Monday 10:30 to 12,
with more time available by appointment if necessary. Students
are strongly encouraged to meet the instructor for help with
any of the
assignments. The Piazza
page is a good place to post questions that may interest
others.

**Teaching assistants.**
- Euncheol
Shin. Office hours are Mondays 17-18, Baxter 127.
- Tatiana
Mayskaya. Office hours are Mondays 18-19, Baxter 127.
- Han
Seo. Office hours are Mondays 19-20, Baxter 127.
- Jun
Zhang. Office hours are Tuesdays 10-11, Dabney 117.
- Yingying He.
Office hours are Friday 19-20, at Baxter 127.

**Lectures.** Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10:30, at Baxter
lecture hall.

**Lecture
notes.** Complete lecture notes are available for this course. Note that this is
not a textbook, but the actual notes used to give the lectures. A
part of them is based on Osborne and Rubinstein, which is an
excellent textbook. It is not, however, required for the class.

**Syllabus.** The syllabus can be found in the table of
contents of
the
lecture notes. It is subject to change, and in particular the
last lectures might be on topics that are not yet covered in the
lecture notes.

**Grading.** The final grade will consist of 35% homework
assignments, 30% midterm, and 35% final exam.

**Homework.** Homework assignments are due every Wednesday by
noon, and are to be submitted either in class or at the
instructor's office, Baxter 213. **Late submissions
will not be accepted, but the lowest score will be
dropped.** Collaboration on homework is encouraged, but
individually written solutions are required. Also, please name all
collaborators and sources of information on each assignment; any
such named source may be used. And
don't plagiarize!
- Homework
1. Due April
6
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Tatiana, Q2 -
Yingying, Q3 - Jun, Q4 - Han.
- Homework
2. Due April
13
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Euncheol, Q2 -
Yingying, Q3 - Han, Q4 - Tatiana.
- Homework
3. Due April
20
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Han, Q2 -
Yingying, Q3 - Jun, Q4 - Euncheol.
- Homework
4. Due April
27
^{th}. Grading: Q1- Han, Q2 - Tatiana,
Q3 - Jun, Q4 - Yingying, Q5 - Yingying, Q6 - Euncheol.
- Homework
5. Due May
4
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Yingying, Q2 -
Jun, Q3 - Han.
- Homework
6. Due May
18
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Tatiana, Q2 -
Jun, Q3 - Euncheol.
- Homework
7. Due May
25
^{th}. Grading: Q1 - Euncheol. Q2 - Jun.
** Bonus:** homework
8. Due June
1^{st}.

**Midterm.** The midterm exam is now available.
You may choose any 3 hour interval to complete it. It
has to be submitted by noon on Wednesday, May
11^{th}, at Baxter 213 (the instructor's
office), after 10:30. It can also be submitted earlier
that day, in class.

The average answer to the bonus question was about 7.2. Here is a
histogram of the answers.

**Senior final.** The senior final exam is now available.
You may choose any 3 hour interval to complete it.
It has to be submitted by noon on Friday, June 3^{rd}, at
Baxter 213 (the instructor's office), after 9:30. Note that there
is no time limit on completing the bonus question.

The average x in the bonus question was about 5.75. Here is a
histogram of the answers
for x, and here is
one for y.

**Non-senior final.** The non-senior final exam
is now available. You may choose any 3 hour interval
to complete it. It has to be submitted by noon on
Friday, June 10^{1h}, at Baxter 213 (the
instructor's office), after 9:30. Note that there is no
time limit on completing the bonus question.

The average x in the bonus question was about 6.15, or only about
12 points above the cutoff. Here is a
histogram of the answers
for x, and here is
one for y.

**Moblab.** We will be
using moblab to play games in
class. Create a student account there using your Caltech email
address, and type in the code **7ch9nyrt** to join this group.

**Miscellaneous.** There will be no class on senior ditch day.