UCSD Department of Economics


Economics 208: Games and Information: Behavioral Game Theory, Winter 2004

Instructor: Professor Vincent Crawford (vcrawfor@weber.ucsd.edu, 858-534-3452)

Office hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 or by appointment, in Economics 319

Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-9:20 on  in Economics 300, with the first meeting on Tuesday, January 6

Organization: Those who just want to hear the lectures should enroll S/U; there will then be no formal requirements. Those who want a grade should enroll for one; their requirement will be either a research paper on a topic in the general area of the course or a three-hour final exam at a time to be arranged in exam week. The final exam is the default for those enrolled for a grade; those who wish to substitute a paper should discuss the topic and timing with me by the fifth week. If you are a student who plans to attend the lectures, please enroll either S/U or for a grade.

The final exam will include a half-hour essay question, which is now posted below; this question is meant to help you think about how to use behavioral game theory to do economics, and its choices give you some freedom to make it about the kind of economics you are interested in. There is also an optional problem set below, which should be good practice for the final exam and may help you think about some of the issues we discuss in lectures.

Course materials (download free Adobe Acrobat Reader for pdf files)

Vincent Crawford / UCSD Department of Economics / last modified 4 February 2004

Copyright © Vincent P. Crawford, 2004. All federal and state copyrights reserved for all original material presented in this course through any medium, including lecture or print.