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S104B_11 - Applications Ch 37 Asymmetric Information...

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Syllabus - Econ 104B Spring 2011 C-Z Qin ([email protected]) Course Web page : http/www.econ.ucsb.edu/~qin/Econ104B Economic theory relating to perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, strategic decision making, choice under uncertainty, and information asymmetry. Topics include, monopoly, oligopoly, game theory, auctions, asset markets, asymmetric information. Prerequisites Normally, Economics 1, 2 or 109, and 104A plus Mathematics 3A-B-C and PSTAT 5E are required. Exceptions will be made for persons with particularly strong backgrounds. The course makes extensive use of algebra, graphs, and calculus. Text Intermediate Microeconomics, 8th Edition, by Hal Varian, and Workouts in Intermediate Economics, 8th edition, by Bergstrom and Varian. Topics Ch 9 Buying and Selling, Ch 26 Factor Markets, Ch 11 Asset Markets, Ch 12 Uncertainty, Ch 18-23 Theory of Competitive Firms, Ch 16, 31 Competitive Equilibrium, Ch 17 Auctions, Ch 24-25 Monopoly and Monopoly Behavior, Ch 27 Oligopoly, Ch 28-29 Game Theory and
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Unformatted text preview: Applications, Ch 37 Asymmetric Information. Problems in Workouts You are encouraged to try all of the problems in the workbook. To help you get on the right track, there are usually one or more worked-out problems in the introduction to each chapter. You will find the answers to the even-numbered problems in the back of the book. A best way to learn the subject is to work on lots and lots of problems. Office Hours My office hours are Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and Friday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in 3042 North Hall. Homework and Exam There will be several homework assignments, one midterm exam, and one final exam. The time for midterm exam will be announced about two weeks in advance. The final exam is on Wednesday June 8 from 12:00-3:00pm. Grading Your course grade will be based on a weighted average of your homework scores and your midterm and final exam scores, with a weight of 20% on the total homework score, 35% on the midterm exam score, and 45% on the final exam score....
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