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EC9B8: Topics in Advanced Economic Theory I

  • Robert Akerlof

    Module Leader
  • Francesco Squintani

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of advanced economic theory necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economics 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 advanced economic theory. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of advanced economic theory. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.


Illustrative topics might include:-

Dynamic Genral Equilibrium Theory;

Auctions and Mechanism Design;

Cooperative Game Theory;

Strategic Formation of Social Networks;


Topics in Game Theory.


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


Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
2 referee reports (worth 50% each)
Exam Timing

Reading Lists