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.
- Pre or Co-requisites
- Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1
- Assessment Method
- Coursework (100%)
- Coursework Details
- 2 referee reports (worth 50% each)
- Exam Timing