Game Theory I (Other UG Award, Summer Course)

University of Chicago United States

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The award
Other UG Award, Summer Course

How long you will study
3 Weeks

Domestic course fees
USD 4250 per module

How you will study
online

Course starts
June

International course fees
USD 4250 per module

All study options

About Game Theory I at University of Chicago

For Summer 2021, this course will be taught online. 

Application Deadlines: March 31 and April 30, 2021. Rolling admissions through May 15 until course fills. 


The origins of game theory in political science reach back to the arms race at the height of the cold war. Since then, it’s applications in political science have proliferated to explaining regime transitions, civil war conduct, and even climate change.

This quarter will be taught as an introduction to applications of game theory in Political Science. It will be centered on topics of electoral competition, allocation of public goods, political lobbying, voting in legislatures, and the formation of government coalitions.

We will cover basic solution concepts, including the Nash Equilibrium and the Subgame Perfect Nash Equilibrium. Many other game theorists have been recognized by the Swedish Academy, including, Roger Myerson, Robert Aumann, Amartya Sen, Eleanor Ostrom, Jean Tirole and most recently, in 2020, Paul Milgram and Richard Wilson.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardOther UG Award, Summer CourseHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study3 weeks
    Course startsJuneDomestic course feesUSD 4250 per moduleInternational course feesUSD 4250 per module

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition: $4250 per class. No other fees apply for enrolled students. 

Entry requirements

Academic Prerequisites: Students should have a basic understanding of Calculus and High School Algebra.

Language Requirement: Competence in English must be demonstrated in order to qualify for admission. Applicants who are natives of the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where English is one of the official languages and the primary language of instruction in their schools has been English do not need to submit English proficiency test results.

All other international applicants must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We strongly recommend a score of 104 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 26 each. Minimum required scores on the IELTS (students must take the Academic test, not the General Training test) are an overall score of 7, with subscores of 7 each. 

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