Taught in Spanish. The objective of the course is to promote a formal introduction to the theory of non-cooperative games and their applications. It also aims to provide a brief approach to other topics related to the theory of games, such as cooperative games and market design. In general, the theory of games is understood as the study of multi-person decision-making, i.e., the analysis of situations in which individual benefits do not depend solely on an individual
decision but rather on the decisions made by everyone. It focuses primarily on the study of conflicts, cooperation and communication. Applications can be found in areas as diverse as economics, business, law, biology, computer science, etc. This course presents the basic theoretical tools for the analysis of games, and, to enable learning by example, it involves the development of applications, primarily in economics, political science and business.
This course is taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester.