UGEB2530B - Games and Strategic Thinking - 2020/21

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  • Zoom meeting for lectures
    Meeting Topic: UGEB2530B Games and Strategic Thinking
    Meeting ID: 929 9559 1946
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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: Monday 12:30-13:15; Tuesday 08:30-10:15

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.

Class Notes

Assessment Scheme

Assignments 15%
In-class games/exercises 10%
Midterm (9 March (Tuesday)) 35%
Final exam (20 April (Tuesday)) 40%

Assessment Policy

Last updated: March 23, 2021 18:08:04