The Law & Economics of Bargaining in International Agreements

Timothy Swanson

MINT101 | Spring | 6ECTS

This course presents a basic introduction to game theoretic models in the analysis of the negotiation of international agreements.   It does not assume any knowledge of game theory, but does require some willingness to learn economic theory and to work in terms of some basic mathematical modeling.  The object of the course is to teach some of the basic concepts of  Nash equilibrium and bargaining models, and then to apply these to interesting case studies of actual negotiations (Acid rain, Montreal ozone protocol, climate change negotiations).