Netherlands, Amsterdam

Economics and Game Theory

when 30 June 2019 - 18 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1575

Is Uber stealing jobs? Is the design of the Euro-zone flawed? And why does it pay off to go to university? Economics help us to address - and frequently is the language of - key debates. For students of political economy, and the social sciences, it is crucial to understand this developing language. Participants in this programme will learn the principles of economics and receive an introduction to game theory.

Course leader

Dawid Walentek

Target group

For current university students (Bachelors and Masters) in the arts and social sciences with an interest in game theory, economics, and political science broadly.

Course aim

By the end of the programme, students will be able to understand how government policy stimulates market interactions, how financial markets operate, what determines growth of prosperity and the role of central banks. Participants will become familiar with game theory and its application for international trade, competition policy, and issues related to public goods. Participants, upon completion of the course, will be able to engage in debates on economic policy and its implications.

Credits info

6 EC
As a Economics and Game Theory student you will either receive
an official certificate (non-credit) or both a certificate and a transcript (credit)
with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, provided that you meet all requirements.
Students who wish to earn credits receive, upon successful completion of the programme, an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.
For more information on the credit transfer, you should contact your home university.

Fee info

EUR 1575: Tuition fee.
EUR 500: Housing fee (optional).


U21/LERU, AUF Travel Grant. See our website for more infromation.

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