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ECO 826: Doctoral Concentration Seminar in Economics
Course Outline and TimeTable

 
 

Spring 2006

 
 

Class Meeting session and Days

Topics

Projects and other Deadlines

Session 1
April 7

Introduction

Reading: Chapter 1 and maybe Chapter 2 of the Rasmusen "Games and Information"

Session 2
May 5

Bayesian Equlibria; Mixed and Continuous Strategies

Chapter 3 of Rasmusen
Read Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the Readings book
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Session 3
June 9

Dynamic Games with Symmetric Information; Incomplete Information

Reading: Chapters 4, 6 of Rasmusen
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Session 4
July 5
Signalling Games Chapters 11 of Rasmusen
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Session 5
July 14

Presentations

  • Andrew Samalin: Degeorge, Francois and Richard Zeckhauser, "The Reverse LBO decision and Firm Performance: Theory and Evidence," The Journal of Finance, Vol. 48, no. 4, September 1993, pp. 1323-1348.
  • Joe Paladino:
  • Alex David: Kim, Jeong-Yoo, "Filing a Nuisance Claim to Induce Successive Lawsuits," American Law and Economics Review, Spring 2004, v. 6, no. 1, p. 208-216
  • James Paul: Tornell, Aaron and Andres Velasco, "The Tragedy of the Commons and Economic Growth:Why does Capital Flow from Poor to Rich Countries," Journal of Political Economy, v. 100, no. 6, Dec. 1992, pp. 1208-1231.
  • Carmine Nogara: David P. Baron and David Besanko, "Regulation, Asymmetric Information, and Auditing," Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 447 - 470.

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