Information, Justice and the Political Process
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe course gives an introduction to the microeconomic theory of uncertainty and information, which studies how uncertainty and information (e.g., about the quality of a good) affect decisions, interaction, and economic outcomes. We cover the main issues of the field, for example adverse selection and moral hazard. As applications, we study among others the decision of whether or not to take out insurance, the inference of information from market prices, and the optimal design of job contracts.
Doelstellingen van dit vakKnowledge of the main issues in the microeconomic theory of uncertainty and information; skills in analyzing these issues in economic models.
VoorwaardenThe level of this course is relatively high and preferably third year students should register. Knowledge and understanding of microeconomics [level comparable to "Microeconomics" ] and quantitative methods [level comparable to "Quantitative Methods III" ] is required. Exchange students need to follow a Bachelor in economics. Exchange students should have a good background in microeconomics to benefit optimally from the course.
an advanced level of English