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As a matter of illustration, here are possible topics:
- conflict and cooperation
- measurement of power
- social choice
- fair division
This course is an introduction to mathematical modelization in social sciences at large (economics, political science, sociology, law). It is not a course in mathematics and the prerequisite do not go beyond the basic college mathematics. Its aim is to help students to develop an analytical capacity through a systematic and rigorous use of simple concepts of game and decision theory.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course consists of a series of lectures completed by exercises
Rating: written examination.
Support: lecture notes
E.Y. Gura and M. Maschler. Insights into Game Theory : An Alternative Mathematical Experience. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
C.A. Lave and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press of America, 1993.
Bonacich, P. and Lu, P., Introduction to Mathematical Sociology, 2012, Princeton University Press
Minor in Human and Social Sciences
Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences
Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology
Bachelor in Political Sciences: General
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics