Game theory, management science, and behavioral economics
To explore logics behind many psychological and biological phenomena in economic and sociological situations using model analyses, agent-based simulations, and experiments
The seminar is a central feature of the intellectual life of undergraduate students and faculty members at the Department of Business Administration. In general, all topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of business administration and related disciplines are welcome for discussion. Due to my specialty, however, my seminar is restricted theme to game theory, management science, and behavioral economics. While some major parts of the seminar are held in a colloquium-style teaching format, the course will also utilize a mix of interactive faculty lectures, class discussions, and student presentations. The seminar will be held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. In respect to this philosophy, participants are required to attend the entire seminar.
This is a four-semester course. In the first two semesters, you acquire new knowledge and ideas by reading several instructional texts through discussion by turns (two topics will be dealt with in each class basically). The materials are noted as follows. Moreover, we will go to a summer camp (for one night in mid-June, probably) as a special event in order to know each other and their academic interests. Some special classes on job hunting will be held in the second semester.
In the last two semesters, you must make your graduation thesis. The thesis is required to get your grade. Although the thesis should be an academic paper, some approaches, such as a system development using Python, a programming language, a proof on an economically-, psychologically-, sociologically-, or biologically-related insight using mathematical analysis or computer simulation, and an essay including several topics related the fields, are also permitted. Each student must present the final report on the graduation thesis in the fourth semester (end of October, probably).
Nothing, but positivity is welcomed.