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Advanced Game Theory

Advanced Game Theory
type: Lecture
semester: WS 16/17

10.91 Grashof, Altes Maschinenbaugebäude


Thu: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., weekly


Prof. Dr. Nora Szech, Prof. Dr. Karl-Martin Ehrhart, Prof. Dr. Johannes Brumm

ects: 4,5
lv-no.: 2521533

This course offers the opportunity to deepen the understanding of cooperative and non-cooperative game theory. Both of the subjects find regular use in current research. Cooperative game theory is used, for example, to get a better understanding of markets.

The course will be divided into three parts. In the first part, Prof Johannes Brumm will give an introduction to advanced non-cooperative game theory. (This part will take place from October 27 to November 17.)
The second part will be on cooperative game theory and is presented by Prof. Karl-Martin Ehrhart who applies those methods to practice. (This part will take place from November 24 to December 15 and will be held in German.)
The last part will take place in January and February and will treat advanced non-cooperative game theory. Prof. Nora Szech whose research in non-cooperative game theory is mostly focused on the design of institutions and markets will also refer to current research topics if there is time.

The course allows for a broad perspective on the two fundamental branches of game theory:
cooperative and non-cooperative game theory. The aim of this course is to obtain a profound understanding of the treated subjects and to be lead to current research questions. Therefore, prior knowledge about the topics treated in the introductory course on game theory (“Einführung in die Spieltheorie”) is helpful. (Participants who attended the course on “Auctions and Mechanism Design” will also have sufficient knowledge on game theory to successfully participate in the course.)
Additionally, this course offers the opportunity to get to know three professors of the ECON institute.

Please note that the course will be held partially in English and partially in German. The exam can be taken in both languages.

If you have any questions please contact Michael Müller (
michael.mueller@kit.edu). Please find further information in the Ilias course.