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MAE908 - Game Theory and Its Applications


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2022

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M820 - Master of Research (Business), M900 - Doctor of Philosophy
Previously:Microeconomic Theory Ii


Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


This unit covers strategic behaviour of rational agents. Topics include strategic-form games with complete information and strategic-form games with incomplete information, dynamic games, equilibrium concepts for analysing these games. This unit will study Economics of Information and some introductory social choice theory, bargaining and cooperative game theory.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Be able to analyse micro data and understand their implications for underlying microeconomic activity

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Determine what factors affect individual choice in strategic environments and what determines how agents settle on group outcomes

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Critically analyse and apply various equilibrium notions of strategic behaviour to economic, social and political problems  

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Determine the effectiveness of government or other regulatory body policies under different situations

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Explain the impact of environmental attributes to on the ability of individuals to agree on efficient allocations

GLO2: Communication GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Apply game theoretic tools learned to analyse contemporary economic, social and political issues

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual) Report (Analytical) Problem Set 

2000 words 

25% Information not yet available

Assessment 2: (Individual) Report (Analytical) Problem Set 

2000 words 

25% Information not yet available

Examination (Closed Book) 

3-hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

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