View Full Version : Mathematical preparation for graduate level Game Theory?

11-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Hi all

I am doing my Masters in Economics. Game theory is among the optional modules that I can select. Although my undergraduate degree was in Economics (Bachelor of Science), I did not do any exclusive courses on game theory during those years, only touching upon some of its concepts during the intermediate microeconomic theory and industrial organization courses.

I was wondering what kind of preparation in maths does one need to have before he/she can embark upon Game Theory at a graduate level. The mathematics that I do know basically covers Alpha Chiang's "Fundamentals Methods of Mathematical Economics". I am also acquainted with basic topology. Not enough?

11-05-2010, 09:27 PM
If you want to be a game theorist, you should take all the math you can, including graduate-level real analysis and measure theory. If you're just talking about getting through the game theory stuff in the first-year micro sequence, then you should be fine.

11-05-2010, 10:07 PM
Real Analysis is more than enough to get you through the class.