ECON 421

Incentives, Information, and Markets

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Limited to Master of Applied Economics students. Introduction to concepts of information economics that lie at heart of modern economics and application of them to understand incentives within firms, as well as competition between them. Study of theoretical models and functioning of real-life markets, such as insurance, labor, and consumer markets. Consideration of whether we can design policies that improve market outcomes. Role of models in economics, and how to tie data and theory together. Letter grading.

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