LOFT 2016 at Maastricht University

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

Fourth EPICENTER Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory 2017

June 12 – June 26, 2017

Maastricht University


 Group 2016-text


Register: Please send an E-mail to Andrés Perea at  Please state clearly your university, type of student or position (bachelor-, master- or PhD-student, or researcher) and your background/field of expertise. The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.

Registration fee: The registration fee is 80 euros. Please transfer 80 euros, mentioning “EGT course” and your name, to:

Maastricht University

IBAN: NL05 INGB 0657 6187 05, SWIFT (or BIC) code: INGBNL2A

Bank address: ING Bank, Oost-Brabant BB, Schimmelt 36, 5611 ZX Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Beneficiary address: Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

Please mention clearly “EGT course” and your name.  Otherwise we cannot trace your payment! The fee has to be paid before May 15, 2017.

Purpose of this course: The EpiCenter, our research center on Epistemic Game Theory at Maastricht University, offers this two-week intensive course as an introduction to the blooming field of Epistemic Game Theory. This field studies how people reason in game theoretic situations before they eventually make a choice. For more information about our EpiCenter, please visit our website:

Audience: The course is primarily meant for advanced bachelor students, master students and PhD students all over the world, but researchers are also very welcome.

Instructors: The instructors for this course are Christian Bach (University of Liverpool),  Rubén Becerril Borja (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Mexico City), Stephan Jagau (University of Amsterdam), Christian Nauerz (Uber Amsterdam) and Andrés Perea (Maastricht University) — all members of our EpiCenter.

Christian Bach

Rubén Becerril Borja

Stephan Jagau






Christian Nauerz


Andrés Perea








Literature: The course will be based on the textbook Epistemic Game Theory: Reasoning and Choice by Andrés Perea (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


If you would like to order the book, please click here.   It is highly recommended to purchase this book for the course, as most lectures, and all exercise sessions, will be based on the book.

Organization of the course: The course stretches over 11 days, of which the last day consists of a written exam. Typically, a day consists of two theory lectures, and one exercise session. where the two theory lectures cover one chapter from the book “Epistemic Game Theory: Reasoning and Choice”. In the exercise sessions we will discuss some problems from the book which you should prepare the day before. On day 3 and 7 of the course we will offer some theory lectures on more advanced topics, which are not included in the book. Your grade will be based on the exam. But you are also free to participate without taking the exam. If you successfully take the exam, you will earn 6.5 ECTS.

Housing: If you would like to rent a room in Maastricht at a reasonable price during these two weeks, please visit: and go to offers by UM guesthouse. They offer rooms / apartments at a very reasonable price per day.

Previous editions: For an impression of the courses we gave in 2014, 2015 and 2016, please click here

Questions? If you have further questions, please send an E-mail to Andrés Perea at:

Lecture slides

All lecture slides can be downloaded here:

Common belief in rationality                                                       Simple belief hierarchies

Primary belief in opponent’s rationality                                    Respecting the opponent’s preferences

Assuming the opponent’s rationality

Belief in opponents’ future rationality                                       Strong belief in opponents’ rationality

Advanced topics I: Games with incomplete information       Advanced topics II: Psychological games

Advanced topics III and IV: Utility proportional beliefs



  All sessions will take place in the building of the School of Business and Economics

 Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht

 Room A 0.23