The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of economic theory necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economic theory are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.
Principal Learning Outcomes
Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of theory. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of theory. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.
Topics might include:
Dynamic General Equilibrium Theory
Auctions and Mechanism Design
Cooperative Game Theory
Strategic Formation of Social Networks
Topics in Game Theory
- Pre or Co-requisites
- Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1
- Assessment Method
- Coursework (100%)
- Coursework Details
- 100% assessment comprising 4 x referee reports (25% each)
- Exam Timing