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ECON 152: The Future of Finance (ECON 252, PUBLPOL 364, STATS 238)

(Same as LAW 564). This interdisciplinary course will survey the current landscape of the global markets as the world continues to progress through the financial crisis. We will discuss the sweeping change underway at the policy level by regulators and legislators around the world as well as the strategic discussions, which will include guest-lecturer perspectives on how affairs may change as a result and where the greatest opportunities exist for students entering the world of finance today. The course will also review, in a non-technical way, the basics of the financial derivatives and other quantitative techniques that are a core part of the global capital markets. The subject matter, by necessity, is multi-disciplinary and the course is particularly suited to those students having an interest in finance-based careers, entering legal, regulatory or public policy positions related to finance or studying the evolution of modern financial markets. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Final Paper. Consent Application: To apply for this course, students must complete and e-mail the Consent Application Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students) to the instructors. See Consent Application Form for submission deadline.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Beder, T. (PI)

ECON 181: Honors Information and Incentives

Rigorous introduction to the theory of economic mechanisms under asymmetric information. Covers applications to price discrimination, taxation, regulation, long-term relationships, single-unit and multi-unit auctions. Forms a sequence with ECON 180 and ECON 182, but can be taken independently. Prerequisite: Experience with abstract mathematics and willingness to work hard. No prior knowledge of economics is required, although basic knowledge in game theory is useful.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Segal, I. (PI)

ECON 203: Core Economics: Modules 5 and 6

(Non-Economics graduate students register for 203N.) Non-cooperative game theory including normal and extensive forms, solution concepts, games with incomplete information, and repeated games. Externalities and public goods. The theory of imperfect competition: static Bertrand and Cournot competition, dynamic oligopoly, entry decisions, entry deterrence, strategic behavior to alter market conditions. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ECON 202.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 211: Core Economics: Modules 11 and 12

Growth theory (neoclassical models, growth accounting, technical change, endogenous growth) using optimal control theory. Solving dynamic, stochastic general equilibrium business cycle models. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ECON 210.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 215: Economic Development II

Microeconomic issues in developing countries. Topics: health; education; risk-coping; land productivity; governance. Emphasis is on economic models and empirical evidence. Enrollment limited to PhD students with core graduate-level microeconomics and econometrics training.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dupas, P. (PI)

ECON 220: Political Economy I

Theoretical models of political economy. Potential topics include: basic social choice theory, direct democracy, electoral competition, political accountability, legislative bargaining, lobbying, checks and balances, corruption, nondemocratic succession, conflict and arms races, and institutional change. Attention to economics implications, including taxation, redistribution, and public goods. Prerequisite: 203 recommended.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 235: Advanced Macroeconomics III

Current topics to prepare student for research in the field. Recent research in labor-market friction, reallocation, fluctuations, wage and price determination, innovation, and productivity growth. Research methods, presentations skills, and writing in advanced economics.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hall, R. (PI)

ECON 236: Financial Economics I

Tools: solving choice problems and equilibrium models with multiple risky assets, many agents, and frictions. Applications: household finance (including housing and mortgage choice); risk sharing and financial innovation; economies; trading volume; international capital flows and financial market integration. Prerequisites: 210, 211, 212.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 241: Public Finance and Taxation I

Design of tax systems, transfers intended to alleviate poverty, the effect of taxes on earnings, fees intended to internalize externalities like pollution, school finance and other forms of fiscal federalism, local public goods such as schools. Students will learn to apply sophisticated applications of frontier applied econometric techniques including synthetic controls, regression discontinuity, advanced instrumental variables methods. Prerequisites: ECON 202-204, ECON 210, ECON 270, ECON 271, or equivalent with consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hoxby, C. (PI)

ECON 247: Labor Economics II

Recent topics in applied micro, focusing on papers from top journals (QJE, AER, JPE, Econometrica and REStud) over the last ten years. Broad overview of current topic and techniques in applied-micro research. Topics include inequality, polarization and skill-biased technical change, discrimination, technology adoption and the spread of information, management practices, filed experiments, peer effects and academic spillovers. Combination of student and faculty presentations. Additional sessions on general presentations, paper writing and research skills to prepare for job market. Class trip to the NBER West-Coast labor meetings at the San Francisco Fed.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Bloom, N. (PI)
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