This course aims at giving a systematic way to analyze interactive and conflict situations for making strategic decisions.

The course provides a conceptual framework that can be applied to understanding strategic interaction and to solving real-life problems in the fields of economics, management, and business. Within the frame of this course, students will be able to understand and describe the main concepts, principles and techniques of game theory.

The students will be taught to apply equilibrium analysis to market competition, strategic use of information, negotiation and bargaining, bidding in and designing auctions. The students will also be able to construct analytical models and develop a business strategy in situations of competition, cooperation, risk and uncertainty. This course will teach to use both analytical and quantitative approaches to solving games of different types.

This course was developed for students of the Master Program on Quantitative Economics at Novosibirsk National Research State University (NSU).

The instructor of this course is Igor Nikolayevich Dubina,

Doctor of Sciences in Economics, ProfessorFaculty of Economics, Novosibirsk National Research State University, and Department of International Economics, Mathematical Methods and Business-Informatics, Altai State University.