UGEB2530A - Games and Strategic Thinking - 2016/17

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  • You may submit the assignments during the lecture or by putting it into the assignment box near LSB223.
  • Group member list (2 March updated). [Download file]
  • Presentation schedule (28/3 updated) [Download file]

General Information


  • Lau Chi Hin
    • Office: LSB 208
    • Tel: 3943 7987
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Lai Shu Shing
    • Office: LSB 222A
    • Tel: 3943 3575
    • Email:

Course Description

The aim of this course is to investigate the manner in which rational people interact when there are competitions. This applies to parlor games and more importantly to economy, social psychology, politics and business. We will introduce the great discoveries of Von Neumann and Nash, and discuss their impact on society. Also, we will use examples on cooperative and non-cooperative games to illustrate how some basic mathematical methods can lead to optimal strategies for deals, bargaining and decision making.

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes



Assessment Scheme

Assignments 10%
Quizzes (Feb 27 and Mar 27) 50%
Presentation and Report 40%

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Last updated: March 21, 2017 13:55:12