UGEB2530A - Games and Strategic Thinking - 2017/18

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  • Report guideline [Download file]
  • Assignment can be submitted during the lecture or by inserting it into the assignment box near LSB 221.
  • You may find the name list of the course here. [Download file]
  • Assignment policy (effective from Assignment 2 onwards): late submissions without prior notice or written justifications will have 20% marks deducted for one day delay, 50% for two days and rejected afterwards. The solutions will be available on the third day after the due date.
  • (14 Feb 2018) The solutions of Assignment 2 have been uploaded. The solutions of Assignment 3 will be uploaded the day after the due date (23 Feb 2018) to help with your midterm revision. Hence late submissions for Assignment 3 will not be entertained.
  • Please check the group member list here. [Download file]
  • (19 Mar 2018) Assignment 4 is due today. Please be reminded to hand in Assignment 5 on time. Solutions for both assignments will be available by 23 Mar (Fri), so late submissions for Assignment 5 will not be entertained.
  • Presentation schedule [Download file]

General Information


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

Teaching Assistant

  • Lai Yu Hin
    • Office: LSB 228
    • Tel: 3943 7962
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday 9:30-12:15 SC L1

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.

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Assessment Scheme

Assignments 10%
Quizzes (Feb 26 (Mon) and March 26 (Mon)) 50%
Presentation and report 40%

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