The module aims to introduce advanced topics in mathematical economics and applied game theory. The treatment builds on the foundation established in module EC220.
Principal Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module, the student should be able to:
Appreciate the use and limitations of formal mathematical approaches to economic theory and applications;
Be familiar with the main results and open questions in the chosen areas;
Demonstrate skills in team working, the absorption and analysis of peer-reviewed literature.
Illustrative Topics might include:
Network games (games played among networked players and games of network formation)
Auctions and mechanism design
- Optional Module
- LM1D (LLD2) - Year 3, L116 - Year 3, V7ML - Year 3, L100 - Year 3, V7MM - Year 4, V7MP - Year 3, L1P5 - Year 1, L1PA - Year 2, V7MR - Year 3, LM1H - Year 4, GL12 - Year 4, GL11 - Year 3, L103 - Year 4, L117 - Year 4, LA99 - Year 3, L1L8 - Year 3, R9L1 - Year 4, R3L4 - Year 4, R4L1 - Year 4, R2L4 - Year 4, R1L4 - Year 4
- Pre or Co-requisites
- EC220 Mathematical Economics 1a
- Not available to non-final year students on Economics-based degrees.
- Part-year Availability for Visiting Students
- Available in the Spring term only (1 x 1500 word essay - 12 CATS) and the Spring and Summer terms (1 x 1500 word assignment and 1 x 1.5 hour exam with reading time)
- Assessment Method
- Coursework (30%) + 2 hour exam (70%)
- Coursework Details
- One Presentation (5%) and one assessment (25%)
- Exam Timing
Time Allowed: 2 hours.
Answer ONE question in Section A, ONE question in Section B and ONE question in Section C. All questions carry equal marks. Answer Section A questions in one booklet, Section B questions in a separate booklet; and Section C questions in a separate booklet.
Approved pocket calculators are allowed.
Read carefully the instructions on the answer book provided and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book. If you answer more questions than are required and do not indicate which answers should be ignored, we will mark the requisite number of answers in the order in which they appear in the answer book(s): answers beyond that number will not be considered.
Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.