Carnegie Mellon University

Microeconomics II

Course Number: 47801

This course is the second course in the core micro sequence of the economics PhD program. It is an introductory course in game theory and concerns economic situations in which rational decision-makers interact. The course is intended to teach students the tools necessary to use game theoretic models in a wide variety of applications. At the end of the course, students should be able to (i) understand solution concepts in games in strategic or extensive form, and (ii) develop analytical and problem solving skills regarding the analysis of games.


Degree: PhD
Concentration: Economics
Academic Year: 2022-2023
Semester(s): Mini 2
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 6


Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk

Learning Objectives

Students completing the course should be prepared to pass qualifying exams in the material from the course, as well as using the basic modeling frameworks introduced in the course for research