Game Theoretic Modelling with Maple (4 ECTS)

Maple is a powerful software system for performing a range of different symbolic and numerical calculations. Participants of the course can use this commercial software (also after the course) in the computer rooms of the Leeuwenborch. In the course you will learn MAPLE by applying it to specific game theoretic problems. During instructions we will focus on location games and mechanism design problems. In addition participants can bring their own modelling problem to class as we follow a learning-by-doing approach.

Organised by Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

Mon 11 February 2019 until Thu 14 February 2019

Duration Registration deadline: Monday 28 January 2019
Venue Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen

Learning outcomes

The course’s main objective is to provide students a tool (i.e. MAPLE) that they can use in their own research.


    Lectures and tutorials during 4 days.  Outside of class, participants should work on their own model and complete a short research report. 

    Target group and min/max number of participants

    The course is intended for participants who are interested in theoretic modelling. Concerning the above mentioned specific game theoretic problems, participants should be familiar with game theory on the level of  “Advanced Microeconomics’’ (or a similar course).


    Assessment will be based on the research report that explains how a problem has been addressed with MAPLE.

        Course fee 

        WASS, PE&RC and WIMEK/SENSE PhDs with TSP € 300
        a) All other PhD candidates b) Postdocs and staff of the above mentioned Graduate Schools € 600
        All others € 900

        Fee includes coffee/tea, and course materials.  

        NB: for some courses, PhD candidates from other WUR graduate schools with a TSP are also entitled to a reduced fee. Please consult your Education/PhD Programme Coordinator for more information

        Cancellation conditions:

        The participants can cancel their registration free of charge 1 month before the course starts. A cancellation fee of 100% applies if a participant cancels his/her registration less than 1 month prior to the start of the course.

        The organisers have the right to cancel the course no later than one month before the planned course start date in the case that the number of registrations does not reach the minimum.

        The participants will be notified of any changes at their e-mail addresses.