This course presents the problem of static optimization, with and without (equality and inequality) constraints, both from the theoretical (optimality conditions) and methodological (algorithms) point of view. Economics and financial applications are provided. Dynamic optimization is also introduced
The course covers a wide range of advanced topics in derivatives pricing
Game theory studies the strategic interactions between rational agents. It has a myriad of applications in politics, business, sports. A special branch of Game Theory, Auction Theory, has recently guided the development of Ebay, Google advertising auctions, and of the Wireless spectrum auctions.