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MGTECON 381: Contemporary Economic Policy

Economic issues permeate all that happens in government. This topics-based course will examine a variety of historic and current issues on the political agenda where economics is central to decision making. It is taught by faculty who served at the White House in either the Clinton or George W. Bush Administration.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

MGTECON 513: Platform Competition in Digital Markets

This class will analyze the economics of digital platform markets. The class format will consist of lectures, guest speakers, and student presentations. Concepts will be presented in the context of leading examples of internet and technology platforms such as online advertising, computing technology platforms (e.g. mobile), marketplaces, social networks, cloud computing, and financial technology platforms. The course will begin with economic definitions of platform markets, and it will review the most important insights from recent research in economic theory and strategy. It will then consider the role of scale economies and network effects in determining the dynamics of platform competition and long-run industry structure. Next, the class will consider key strategic decisions for firms, including entry strategies, vertical integration and exclusive deals.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
Instructors: Athey, S. (PI)

MGTECON 527: Business and Public Policy Perspectives on U.S. Inequality

This class will analyze the growth in inequality in the US over the last several decades and how that trend is likely to continue or change in the future. We will ask if and how public policy can affect inequality. We will also focus on business's role -- what are the responsibilities of private sector companies, how does inequality affect them, and how should the growth in inequality affect their strategies? We will look at inequality in income, some of its potential sources, and its effects in other areas. Specifically, we will look at education, housing, the social safety net, migration, and the job market. The class will be very interactive and will be based on readings drawn from academic research, case studies, news, and opinion readings. We will also have guest speakers from industry, government, and non-profits. The class will be co-taught by a GSB labor economist and an advisor to policy makers with decades of business experience (see http://www.ppic.org/main/bio2.asp?i=431).
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MGTECON 535: Statistical Experimentation in Businesses

Most statistical questions involving data ultimately are about causal effects. What is the effect of changing prices on demand? What is the effect of an advertising campaign on demand. In this course we discuss statistical methods for analyzing causal effects. We look at the analysis and design of randomized experiments. We also look at various methods that have been used to establish causal effects in observational studies. Students will develop the skills to assess causal claims and learn to ask the right questions and evaluate statistical analyses. You will carry out research projects and work with statistical software.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Imbens, G. (PI)

MGTECON 536: Data Driven Decision Making

This is a short course on data driven decision making. The purpose of the course is to help students become intelligent consumers and producers of data analytics in the business context. Each class meeting will consider a different case/caselet involving data and statistical analyses. We will spend a lot of time on understanding the difference between correlation and causation, and measurement issues such as small sample problems and selection bias. By the end of the course students will have sharpened analytical skills, and will be more critical of data and statistical analyses. This is *not* a data/statistical methods course, but is rather an analysis course. The course requires only the tools learned in D&D.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
Instructors: Benkard, L. (PI)

MGTECON 541: Topics in International Macroeconomics and Finance

This course gives students a background to understand fundamental issues in international macroeconomics and finance. Key topics include international asset pricing, hedging exchange rate risk, the relation between interest rates and exchange rates, business cycle fluctuations in emerging markets as well as in developed countries, banking and currency crises. By the end of the course, students should be able to read and understand the discussions of these topics in a publication such as The Economist. Approximately half of the course will be lecture-based and the remainder will consist of presentation of group projects.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Kehoe, P. (PI)

MGTECON 558: Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Policy

This economic policy compressed course will briefly examine a variety of government policies and how each influences technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We will examine a range of policy topics from the perspectives of both policymakers and the firms affected by these policies. Possible topics (subject to change) include: high-skilled immigration, the taxation of carried interest, net neutrality, carbon pricing, data privacy, global democracy / censorship, new drug/medical device approval, online education, and encryption. The course is aimed primarily at helping those interested in technology, entrepreneurial, or finance roles understand how policymakers think about and make decisions that affect these sectors. The course is taught by a former senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MGTECON 591: Global Management Research

The course will review the results from a large management practices project involving Cambridge, Harvard, the London School of Economics, McKinsey & Company and Stanford. McKinsey have developed a basic management practice evaluation tool - detailing about 20 key practices - which has been used to evaluate about 20,000 organizations in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and education across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. These data provide a global insight into the basic management practices around monitoring, targets and talent management that firms adopt around the world. We will examine the link between management and performance, and the reasons for differences in management across firms, industries and countries. This will be supplemented with the results from more recent research with Accenture and the World Bank in India on change management interventions in a developing country context.n nThe course will focus on making students familiar with this research and in particular the scoring grid so that they can easily performance an initial overview of the management practices of any organization. For example, this would be ideal for an initial evaluation of the management practices in a target company for private equity investment or a preliminary evaluation ("diagnostic"€) of a potential client by a consulting firm. Interested students can look at some of the academic, business and media focused output from the research on: http://www.worldmanagementsurvey.com, including over dozens of articles in the New York Times, Economist, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Newsweek, Washington Post and the Financial Times.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
Instructors: Bloom, N. (PI)

MGTECON 600: Microeconomic Analysis I

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern microeconomic theory. Topics include choice theory, with and without uncertainty, consumer and producer theory, dynamic choice and dynamic programming, social choice and efficiency, and fundamentals of general equilibrium.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
Instructors: Sugaya, T. (PI)

MGTECON 601: Microeconomic Analysis II

This course studies the roles of information, incentives and strategic behavior in markets. The rudiments of game theory are developed and applied to selected topics regarding auctions, bargaining, and firms' competitive strategies; information economics; and contracting and market design.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Wilson, R. (PI)
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