UGEB2530A - Games and Strategic Thinking - 2020/21

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  • Course Outline [Download file]
  • Zoom meeting link:
    Meeting ID: 945 3826 1925
    Password: See Blackboard
  • In class game results (25 Nov) [Download file]
  • Midterm statistics:
    Mean: 73.12/80
    Median: 75/80
    Q1: 70/80
    Q3: 78/80
  • The final exam will be changed to online mode. Date and time are the same and the Zooming meeting for lectures will be used for the online exam
    Date: 17 Dec (Thursday)
    Time: 13:30-15:30
    Meeting ID: 945 3826 1925
    Password: (Same as lectures)

General Information


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

Teaching Assistant

  • Chan Tsz Lung
    • Office: LSB 228
    • Tel: 3943 7955
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Wednesday 14:30-17:15

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

Class Notes

Tutorial Notes


Assessment Scheme

Assignments 15%
In-class games/exercises 10%
Midterm (21 Oct (Wed)) 35%
Final exam (17 Dec (Thur) 13:30-15:30 Change to Zoom online exam. Meeting ID and password same as lectures) 40%

Assessment Policy

Last updated: December 03, 2020 18:04:50