LOFT 2016 at Maastricht University

Our research center for Epistemic Game Theory is located at Maastricht University


Bilge Başer, Ph.D. Candidate

Bilge BaşerI am interested in epistemic game theory, mathematical programming, optimization, operations research, social network analysis and statistics. My research subject is combining epistemic game theory algorithms with optimization techniques. I am planning to transform epistemic models into a mathematical programming model and develop rapid and systematic solution methods for big problems. My plan is to do a double PhD degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University at Istanbul and Maastricht University.



Christian Nauerz, Ph.D.

Christian NauerzI completed my PhD in 2016. I am very much interested in the intersection of Epistemic Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Bounded Rationality. With the tools of Epistemic Game Theory I model boundedly rational agents and try to understand what the resulting model says about the agents’ reasoning process. I am curious about questions like “Which steps do agents go through to form their beliefs?” or  “Do the reasoning steps implied by a solution concept correspond to what we think is a natural human approach?“.

Moreover, I am interested in the similarities and differences of existing solution concepts for Bounded Rationality in Game Theory. I belief a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses will be important to develop models that can predict experimental outcomes over a wide variety of conditions.

Andrés Perea, Associate Professor

Andrés Perea

My research nowadays focuses almost completely on Epistemic Game Theory — a modern approach to game theory which takes seriously the fact that we reason before making a choice. Indeed, if we must reach a decision, and know that the final result will also depend upon the decisions of other people, then it is natural to first form a belief about the likely choices of these other people. That is, we first reason about our opponents before making a choice ourselves.

Which beliefs about the opponents are plausible? What choices would we finally make if we reason in a specific way about our opponents? Can these choices be found by means of a recursive procedure? How would we change our belief in the light of new information? These are some of the main questions I am interested in.

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Elias Tsakas, Associate Professor

Elias Tsakas

My research interests focus on epistemic game theory, evolutionary game theory, bounded rationality, as well as behavioral economics, experimental economics and epistemic logic. In particular, I am currently working mainly on models of bounded reasoning, which explicitly incorporate standard bounded rationality assumptions into the epistemic analysis of games.

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