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.


  • 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.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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