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MAE908 - Game Theory and Its Applications


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Francisco Andre Alves da Silva
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M820, M900

Microeconomic Theory II



Incompatible with: Nil
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


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

End-of-unit assessment task: Written Report Test

3-hours 50% End-of-unit assessment 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 end-of-unit assessment task to evidence a minimum proficiency in the aligned discipline learning outcomes included in this unit. 

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