Strategy and decision analysis (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Francesco De Sinopoli
Francesco De Sinopoli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 1, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Secondo Semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall SMT.08  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall SMT.08  

Learning outcomes

he goal of the course is to give students a solid bacground in Game Theory.
Game theory provides a structured way to study strategic interactions and we can use it to better understand business strategy, contracts, auctions, voting systems, crime, bargaining, and virtually any social interaction one can think of.
Most of the topics covered in the class are contained in "Microeconomic Theory", by Mas-Colell A., M. Whinston, J. Green (1995). Further readings will be suggested during the lectures.


Normal Form Games.
-Nash Equilibrium.
-Iterated Dominance.
-Incomplete Information.
-Trembling-Hand Perfection.

Extensive Form Games.
-Backward Induction.
-Subgame Perfection.
-Sequential Equilibrium and Extensive Form Perfection.
-Beliefs-based Refinements.
-Signaling Games.
-Repeated Games.


Assessment methods and criteria


Student opinions - 2016/2017

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 61.53% 25 2
Rejected 7.69%
Absent 12.82%
Ritirati 17.94%
Canceled --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 8.3% 0.0% 12.5% 12.5% 33.3% 8.3% 8.3% 4.1% 4.1% 0.0%

Data from AA 2016/2017 based on 39 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.