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Lecture and Seminar Materials


WEEK 1

LECTURE SLIDES

Introduction to Game Theory

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Abhinay's lecture notes on Spence's Signalling Game and Principal-Agent model

Mixed Strategy Tricks

SEMINAR EXERCISES

Seminar Questions and further exercises with solutions

Repeated Games, Job Market Signalling and Principal-Agent Model

Answers to Abhinay's Question 1 part 2 question 2 and question 3 in Game Theory

Answers to Abhinay's Question 1, first part, sketched solutions

WEEK 2

LECTURE SLIDES

Economic Conflict and the Transition to Democracy

Government Formation in Parliamentary Democracies

Economic Conflict and Democratic Politics

Outsiders in Elections

Spatial Models of Political Competition

Strategic Voting with Imperfect Information

Time Inconsistency and Central Bank Independence

WEEK 3

LECTURE SLIDES & EXERCISES

Evolutionary Game Theory slides

Evolutionary Game Theory notes (more for reference)

Co-operative Game Theory slides

Seminar Exercises (General solutions won't be provided - but can ask in class for solution to any specific exercises)

JOURNALS

The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective

The Evolution of Central Bank Governance around the World

Four Reviews of "Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy"

ECB warns Hungary again over central bank independence

Fed Adopts Political Tactics on Critics

Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds

Republican Proposal Takes Aim at Fed’s Dual Role

Constraints on Cabinet Formation in Parliamentary Democracies

SUGGESTED READING

The Strategy of Conflict

Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

The Selfish Gene

Evolution and the Theory of Games

A Primer in Game Theory