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Undergraduate Game Theory - PS/Ec 172 - Spring 2020

See also the Piazza page and the Moodle page.

Remote teaching.

Instructor. Omer Tamuz. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 12:30am, on zoom. Students are strongly encouraged to meet the instructor for help with any of the assignments. Piazza is a good place to post questions that may interest others. Send the instructor an email if you are not automatically enrolled there.

Teaching assistants. Office hours will be held on zoom.

Lectures. Short lectures will be recorded on video and posted on Moodle. We will have discussions and demonstrations on zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Lecture notes. Complete lecture notes are available for this course. Due to the apocalypse and the resulting change to remote teaching, these are a work in progress. Note that this is not a textbook, but the actual notes used to give the lectures back before the apocalypse. A part of them is based on Osborne and Rubinstein, which is an excellent textbook. It is not, however, required for the class.

Curriculum. The curriculum can be found in the table of contents of the lecture notes.

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

Problem sets. Sets are due every Friday by 1pm, and are to be submitted on Gradescope. 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!

Midterm. The midterm exam is due on Thursday, May 7th. Please read the instructions carefully.

Final. The final exam is now available. Please read the instructions below carefully.

Please take three hours to complete this exam. Collaboration is not allowed, except on the bonus question, which you can discuss with others, given that this discussion takes place in public conversations on Piazza. This is the bonus question:

Choose an integer x ∈ {1, 2, . . . , 10}. Denote by a the average choice for x made by all the students taking this exam. As in the midterm, you will get x bonus points if a < 4. Otherwise you will get nothing. Note: a will be calculated separately for seniors and non-seniors, and bonus points will be added after any curving.

Also, there is no time limit for completing the bonus question.

You may consult the lecture notes, your own notes or any textbook, but not solutions to previous exams. There is no need to prove any statements that you make, unless this is explicitly requested (e.g., “explain...”), in which case you must provide an answer that is no longer than one paragraph. For seniors and graduate students, the exam is due at noon on June 4th. For the rest, it is due at noon on June 11th.