First Year Graduate Economic Theory Syllabus
by Marcus Berliant and David K. Levine
This class continues the study of economic theory. It has two
halves. The first half, prior to Spring break (Levine), covers
strategic form games, extensive form
games, Bayesian games, and some more advanced topics in game theory.
Relevant experimental results will be discussed. The second half,
following Spring break (Berliant), covers
general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.
are based on two midterm exams, one for each half the class and each
counting for half of your grade. As practice for the exams, there are
sets. These are optional, not turned in for credit, and the answers are
reviewed in section. The "due dates" are your guide to when they
problem sets are likely to be reviewed in section. The first midterm will take place on Wednesday March 6 during class.
The basic text for the first half the course is Game Theory by Fudenberg and Tirole. You may also find Myerson's Game Theory text a useful reference. The actual course readings are detailed in the course outline.
Information about the second half of the course will be forthcoming.