Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

IDR306 Game Theory and Sports Economics (Autumn 2019)

About the course

The course treats the following topics:


  • Nash equilibrium

  • Simultaneous/Sequential games

  • Dominant strategies

  • Dominated strategies

  • Game theory and information

  • Game models of Penalty kicks, Throw-ins, Free kicks, Corner kicks and matches/leagues

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

No special, but some knowledge in economics and mathematics is a benefit.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Give an introduction to game theory with ain emphasis on applications within football economics, football strategy and football management. The main objective of the course is hence to show how modern game theory can be applied in football.

The student shall after completing the course: 

  • have basic knowledge in game theory

  • be able to apply and understand game theoretic applications within sports strategy/economic problems

  • be able to judge (and at least partly) understand and discuss central stregic and economical problems within Norwegian and innternational sport

Forms of teaching and learning

Observe given lecture plan


Form of assessment: Written school assessment

Proportion: 100%

Duration: 4 Hours

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: Calculator with empty memory + general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version


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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 22, 2020 7:20:48 PM