Game Theory (POEC642) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Game Theory POEC642 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Dersin Öğretim Üyesi
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To study the strategic behavior among parties having opposed, mixed or similar interests. To endow how to recognize and model strategic situations To make students to learn to set up the games and to solve the games
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To provide sufficient knowledge of game theory to understand strategic interactions among people or organizations in order to maximize their own payoffs
  • To model and solve the games
Course Content Sequential games, simultaneous games, merging of sequential and simultaneous games and mixed strageties.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Presentation of the course, Introduction and General Principles Dixit and Skeath, pp. 3-14
2 How to Think about Strategic Games Dixit and Skeath, pp. 17-38
3 Sequential Moves, I Dixit and Skeath, pp. 45-60
4 Sequential Moves, II Dixit and Skeath, pp. 60-72.
5 Simultaneous Moves, Discrete Strategies I Dixit and Skeath, pp. 83-100.
6 Simultaneous Moves, Discrete Strategies II Dixit and Skeath, pp. 100-113
7 Simultaneous Moves, Continuous Strategies I Dixit and Skeath, pp. 123-135.
8 Simultaneous Moves, Continuous Strategies II Dixit and Skeath, pp. 135-151
9 Midterm
10 Combining simultaneous and sequential moves Dixit and Skeath, pp. 156-176
11 Mixed strategies, Zero-Sum Games I Dixit and Skeath, pp. 185-200.
12 Mixed strategies, Zero-Sum Games II Dixit and Skeath, pp. 200-216.
13 Mixed strategies, Non-Zero-Sum Games I Dixit and Skeath, pp. 233-245
14 Mixed strategies, Non-Zero-Sum Games II Dixit and Skeath, pp. 245-257.
15 Repeated Games Dixit and Skeath, pp. 345-372
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Microeconomic Theory: An Integrated Approach; Stephen Mathis and Janet Koscianski; Prentice Hall; New Jersey; 2002.
Other Sources 2. Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, Walter Nicholson , 9th Edition, Thomson Learning, Australia et. al.,2004.
3. Intermediate Microeconomics, Hal R. Varian, 5th Edition, W. W. Norton  Company, New York and London, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 1
Presentation 1 20
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 96
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To compare main theories and/or approaches in political economy and make a critical evaluation of each X
2 To compare main macroeconomic theories and/or approaches and make a critical evaluation of each X
3 To use complementary approaches from other relevant disciplines (e.g. political science, sociology) in order to solve problems requiring scientific expertise X
4 To develop the skills for establishing a micro-macro link in human and social sciences X
5 To analyze the main economic indicators and comment on them X
6 To acquire theoretical knowledge through literature survey and derive empirically testable hypothesis X
7 To be able to develop new approaches/theories for complex problems in political economy X
8 To apply critical thinking, statistical/econometric tools or other relevant quantitative and qualitative tools to new areas/problems X
9 To make a research design and carry it out within predetermined time frames X
10 To formulate and present policy recommendations based on academic research X
11 To continue learning and undertake advanced research independently X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 8 120
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 120