Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This course covers material intended to help students familiarize themselves with frontier research in topics related to game theory and other related branches of Microeconomic theory. During the course students with familiarize themselves with modern models and techniques. In addition students will be encouraged to apply the material in the course to develop their own research agendas. The specific topics covered are left to the discretion of the lecturer, topics will be applicable both for students interested in pursuing research in theoretical microeconomics, but also students searching for a theoretical foundation for more applied or empirically work.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 14.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jan Knöpfle

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Must Know: Key models and mathematical tools of the area of game theory being studied

    Should Know: Key literature in the field

    Nice to Know: More specialized mathematical tools used  in the literature

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    100% Assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 24h
    Independent work 136h
    Total 160h (6 ECTS)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    Period II, Fall 2021

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.