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EC9B8: Topics in Advanced Economic Theory I

  • Robert Akerlof

    Module Leader
  • Sinem Hidir

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

EC9B8-12 Topics in Advanced Economic Theory

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a strategic overview and a detailed understanding of complex issues in advanced economic theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: 2 x assessments (referee reports).

Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of advanced economic theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: 2 x assessments (referee reports).

Autonomously pursue their own original research agenda in the forefront of the field. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: 2 x assessments (referee reports).

Syllabus

Illustrative 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
Assessment 1 (50%) , Assessment 2 (50%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists