United Kingdom, Coventry

Game Theory

when 17 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1995

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its 2016 Summer School. We have a really exciting offer combining top quality teaching with a programme of eminent guest speakers and an inclusive cultural and social programme.

Warwick Economics Summer School

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its next Warwick Economics Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 17th – August 6th 2016. Our specialist course, Game Theory is aimed at current undergraduates and postgraduates studying Economics, as well as professionals.

Alongside the teaching and learning, we have an inspirational programme of evening speakers with Nobel Prize winner Professor George Akerlof, Nick Crafts, CBE, world-renowned Economic historian and Julie Meyer, award winning American entrepreneur, Chief Executive and business commentator delivering talks and sharing their insights with students in previous years. It is an excellent opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and knowledge in Economics through studying and debating at one of the leading Economics departments in Europe.

Our Game Theory course is taught by our world-leading academics and will provide a thorough grounding in many exciting areas of economics.

Great Discounts: apply early for discounts, offers also available for groups of 5+ students including free teacher places.

Over the past two years, 100% of our student cohort would recommend our programme to a friend. It is a great opportunity to integrate with students from across the globe with 150 students from over 37 different countries attending last year's programme.

We look forward to receiving your application and aim to get back to you with a decision within one week.

To apply or for further details go to our website: www.warwick.ac.uk/wess

Course leader

Professor Ken Binmore, CBE

Target group

Economics undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals.
Students must be aged 18+ at the time of the Summer School.

Course aim

Conflict exists not just in most economic scenarios but in almost every human interaction, be it economic, political or social and this course will adopt that broad perspective in developing analyses, results and insights.

Our Game Theory course will introduce students to the main concepts for the study of conflict, and its resolution (or otherwise) via negotiation and will develop models of negotiations and bargaining to understand how such situations of conflict are handled.

The roles of time, risk, outside options, inside options, commitment and information on the negotiated outcome will be studied. Applications will be presented from across several areas to enhance understanding.

This course is designed for students with a background in microeconomic theory.

Credits info

7.5 EC
Credits or certification after course completion:
15 CATS/7.5 ECTS/3 US Credits

Fee info

GBP 1995: Tuition Fee - includes full Social and Evening Programme
GBP 440: Accommodation Fee - various packages to suit a variety of budgets.


Great discounts for early bookings, groups of 5+ including free teacher places