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EC9B1: Advanced Economic Theory

  • Herakles Polemarchakis

    Module Leader
  • Angel Hernando Veciana

    Module Lecturer
  • Francesco Squintani

    Module Lecturer
  • Kobi Glazer

    Module Lecturer
  • Motty Perry

    Module Lecturer
30 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of economic theory necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economic theory are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of theory. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of theory. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.

Syllabus

Topics might include:

Dynamic General Equilibrium Theory

Auctions and Mechanism Design

Cooperative Game Theory

Strategic Formation of Social Networks

Finance

Topics in Game Theory

Context

Optional Module
L1PJ - Year 2
Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
100% assessment comprising 4 x referee reports (25% each)
Exam Timing
N/A

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