ECON 551

Information and Incentives

Units: 1.5

Introduction to the incentive problems that arise from asymmetric information in a game-theoretic framework. Assumes a knowledge of basic game theory. Topics covered include moral hazard, adverse selection and mechanism design, illustrated in the context of applications drawn from a variety of areas, including industrial organization, public economics and labour.

Note:

  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 551, ECON 540C.

Graduate course in the Economics program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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