University of Kansas, Fall 2006
Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory
Preview of test on game theory
The test will be given in class on Friday, October 27. You do not need to
bring anything, except for something to write with; this will be a closed-book,
closed-notes exam, and you will be provided with paper on which to write your
answers. At the beginning of the exam period, the following instructions will be
written on the board:
- Please put away everything except for something to write with.
- This exam may be graded on a curve.
- Please number each of your 10 answers
Also, you will be asked to close and/or put away all books, notebooks,
newspapers, calculators, computers, cell phones, and other possible sources of
inappropriate aid. The
instructions at the top of the exam will read as follows:
- Answer all of the following questions on the answer sheets provided. You can write on this
questions, but credit will be awarded only for answers written on answer
- Do not access any book, notebook, newspaper, calculator, computer, cell
phone, or other possible source of inappropriate aid during the exam, do not
leave the room before you are finished taking the exam, and be sure to finish
the exam within this 50-minute class periodóno credit will be given for
any work done after you access any possible source of inappropriate aid, after
you leave the room for any reason, or after the end of this class period.
- When you are finished, be sure your name is written on each of your answer
sheets, and turn them in. You do not need to turn in this list of questions.
Then there will be 10 questions.
- Question 1 will pertain to section 13 of my handouts.
- Question 2 pertain to section 14 of my handouts.
- So will question 3.
- Question 4 will involve identifying equilibrium strategy pairs, battles of
wills, and/or prisonerís dilemmas.
- So will question 5.
- Question 6 will concern prisonerís dilemmas.
- So will question 7.
- Question 8 will pertain to section 15 of my handouts.
- Question 9 will involve computations involved in the Nash bargaining
solution and the equal-relative-benefit bargaining solution.
- Question 10 will involve the meaning and motivation of one or more of the following:
- the superadditivity condition
- the individual-rationality condition
- the conditions that must be satisfied in
order for one imputation to dominate another with respect to some coalition