Game Theory and Rationality

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1. News

November 15, 2018

The overview slide of games you proposed for Assignment 1 is now available in the Dropbox folder. The paper describing the evolutionary model (Lindgren, 1991) presented yesterday is available under the recommended reading, and the Mathematica code for the simulation is also available.

November 14, 2018

The games you proposed for Assignment 1 are now available in the Dropbox folder.

Also, some instructions for the midterm exam:

  • The exam will be in room SBM500.
  • You do not need to register for the exam.
  • Make sure to bring a valid photo ID (e.g., passport or Swedish driver's license) and your student union membership card.

November 8, 2018

The deadline for forming project/seminar groups is postponed to Wednesday 21 November. This change is now reflected in the documents below.

November 6, 2018

Lectures 2 and 3 on Basic concepts will primarily be based on Chapters 1, 2, and 4 in the course book. Since the book is short and concise, we recommend a broader introduction to the area that is found in two texts by Roger Myerson, covering work by John Nash and Thomas Schelling. The texts are found in the Dropbox folder under "Recommended reading".

October 30, 2018

Welcome to the course! We will start with an introductory lecture on Monday, November 5, in FL51.

The schedule with lecture rooms is available in TimeEdit.

2. General course information


Other online resources:

3. Assignments, seminars, projects, etc

4. Other materials

Kristian's implementation of the Schelling segregation model: download (Mathematica notebook).

Kristian Lindgren

Kristian Lindgren is professor in complex systems. He has a background in engineering physics, but since his graduate studies in the 1980's he has been working with complex systems in a variety of different disciplines. Some main areas are (i) information theory for complex and self-organizing systems, (ii) game theory for evolutionary systems, and (iii) agent-based modeling of economic systems. Since the mid 1990's Lindgren has also been working in the area of energy systems with development of models of regional and global energy systems in a climate change perspective.

Lindgren is Director of the Graduate school (PhD) for Complex Systems at Chalmers, and he is teacher and examiner in the International Masters Programme in Complex Adaptive Systems.