Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

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ECON 509 901 (CRN: 23689)

TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS

Long Title: TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS
Department: Economics
Instructor: Dudey, Marc P.
Meeting: 1:30PM - 4:10PM F (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: ECON 508
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 1
Enrollment data as of: 29-MAY-2024 12:55AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Role of private information in mathematical models of collective decision making. Emphasizes information acquisition by voters, and information disclosure by the political parties or media outlets. Topics include: the value of private information in a single-agent decision problem; various statistical concepts of informativeness; Shannon entropy and rational inattention; models of strategic voting; cost-benefit analysis of information acquisition and optimization; deliberation and information transmission; mathematical modeling of information disclosure by media outlets. Repeatable for Credit.