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ECON 125: Economic Development, Microfinance, and Social Networks

An introduction to the study of the financial lives of households in less developed countries, focusing on savings, credit, informal insurance, the expansion of microfinance, social learning, public finance/redistribution, and social networks. Prerequisites- Econ 51 or Publpol 51 and Econ 102B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-AQR, WAY-SI

ECON 126: Economics of Health and Medical Care (BIOMEDIN 156, BIOMEDIN 256, HRP 256)

Institutional, theoretical, and empirical analysis of the problems of health and medical care. Topics: demand for medical care and medical insurance; institutions in the health sector; economics of information applied to the market for health insurance and for health care; measurement and valuation of health; competition in health care delivery. Graduate students with research interests should take ECON 249. Prerequisites: ECON 50 and either ECON 102A or STATS 116 or the equivalent. Recommended: ECON 51.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

ECON 127: Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries (MED 262)

Application of economic paradigms and empirical methods to health improvement in developing countries. Emphasis is on unifying analytic frameworks and evaluation of empirical evidence. How economic views differ from public health, medicine, and epidemiology; analytic paradigms for health and population change; the demand for health; the role of health in international development. Prerequisites: ECON 50 and ECON 102B.
Last offered: Spring 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

ECON 130: Poverty Policies: Theory, Design and Analytics (PUBLPOL 138)

Understanding the historical evolution of development policy, in the context of initial socio-economic and institutional conditions and through the lens of economic models of growth and poverty reduction. Starting with an overview of theoretical and empirical research that relates initial conditions to subsequent outcomes, the course will then focus on understanding the implementation and effectiveness of government policies in fields such as education, rural livelihoods, health, and financial inclusion, using the Indian economy as an example. Students will work with existing government administrative data from India to develop data sets and conduct simple data analytics and analysis (using Stata) to evaluate policy design and effectiveness in these areas. Course grades will be based on short data analysis projects and a longer final paper also with significant data analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 50, Econ 102A. Limited enrollment: 15 students.

ECON 131: The Chinese Economy

This is a survey course of the Chinese economy with emphasis on understanding the process of economic reform, transition and development during the past 40 years. It will help students learn the different historical stages of institutional changes, develop an informed perspective on economic and political rationale and the effectiveness of the economic policies that have shaped China's economic emergence, and think critically about the process of economic and social changes. Prerequisite: Econ 1.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

ECON 135: Finance for Non-MBAs

For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This course teaches the foundations of finance. Topics include internal rate of return and net present value, Black-Scholes option pricing, portfolio diversification and the Capital Asset Pricing Model, relationships between risk and return, market efficiency, and the valuation of derivative securities. Much of the analysis will build on the Arrow-DeBreu state preference model. Next, adverse selection and moral hazard in contracting and the design of auctions will be discussed. Towards the end of the course applied topics such as bank capital regulation, sovereign debt, pension funds, university endowments, and the evaluation of private equity performance and fees will be discussed, depending on time. Prerequisites: MATH 51, ECON 50, ECON 102A, or equivalents; ability to use spreadsheets, and basic probability and statistics concepts including random variables, expected value, variance, covariance, and simple estimation and regression.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Bulow, J. (PI)

ECON 136: Market Design

Use of economic theory and analysis to design allocation mechanisms and market institutions. Course focuses on three areas: the design of matching algorithms to solve assignment problems, with applications to school choice, entry-level labor markets, and kidney exchanges; the design of auctions to solve general resource allocation problems, with applications to the sale of natural resources, financial assets, radio spectrum, and advertising; and the design of platforms and exchanges, with applications to internet markets. Emphasis on connecting economic theory to practical applications. Students must write term paper.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-FR
Instructors: Milgrom, P. (PI)

ECON 137: Decision Modeling and Information

Effective decision models consider a decision maker's alternatives, information and preferences. The construction of such models in single-party situations with emphasis on the role of information. The course then evolves to two-party decision situations where one party has more information than the other. Models examined include: bidding exercises and the winner's curse, the Akerlof Model and adverse selection, the Principal-Agent model and risk sharing, moral hazard and contract design. Prerequisite: ECON 102A or equivalent. Recommended: Econ 50, Optimization and simulation in Excel.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-FR

ECON 139D: Directed Reading

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Abramitzky, R. (PI) ; Admati, A. (PI) ; Alsan, M. (PI) ; Amador, M. (PI) ; Amemiya, T. (PI) ; Aoki, M. (PI) ; Arora, A. (PI) ; Athey, S. (PI) ; Attanasio, O. (PI) ; Auclert, A. (PI) ; Bagwell, K. (PI) ; Baron, D. (PI) ; Bekaert, G. (PI) ; Bernheim, B. (PI) ; Bettinger, E. (PI) ; Bhattacharya, J. (PI) ; Bloom, N. (PI) ; Boskin, M. (PI) ; Brady, D. (PI) ; Bresnahan, T. (PI) ; Brest, P. (PI) ; Bulow, J. (PI) ; Canellos, C. (PI) ; Carroll, G. (PI) ; Chan, D. (PI) ; Chandrasekhar, A. (PI) ; Chaudhary, L. (PI) ; Chen, L. (PI) ; Chetty, R. (PI) ; Clerici-Arias, M. (PI) ; Cogan, J. (PI) ; Cojoc, D. (PI) ; David, P. (PI) ; DeGiorgi, G. (PI) ; Diamond, R. (PI) ; Dickstein, M. (PI) ; Donohue, J. (PI) ; Duffie, D. (PI) ; Duggan, M. (PI) ; Dupas, P. (PI) ; Einav, L. (PI) ; Fafchamps, M. (PI) ; Falcon, W. (PI) ; Fearon, J. (PI) ; Fitzgerald, D. (PI) ; Fitzpatrick, M. (PI) ; Fong, K. (PI) ; Foster, G. (PI) ; Fuchs, V. (PI) ; Garber, A. (PI) ; Gentzkow, M. (PI) ; Goda, G. (PI) ; Goulder, L. (PI) ; Greif, A. (PI) ; Haak, D. (PI) ; Haber, S. (PI) ; Hall, R. (PI) ; Hamilton, J. (PI) ; Hammond, P. (PI) ; Hansen, P. (PI) ; Hanson, W. (PI) ; Hanushek, E. (PI) ; Harding, M. (PI) ; Harris, D. (PI) ; Hartmann, W. (PI) ; Henry, P. (PI) ; Hickman, B. (PI) ; Hong, H. (PI) ; Hope, N. (PI) ; Horvath, M. (PI) ; Hoxby, C. (PI) ; Imbens, G. (PI) ; Jackson, M. (PI) ; Jagolinzer, A. (PI) ; Jaimovich, N. (PI) ; Jarosch, G. (PI) ; Jayachandran, S. (PI) ; Jones, C. (PI) ; Jost, J. (PI) ; Judd, K. (PI) ; Kastl, J. (PI) ; Kehoe, P. (PI) ; Kessler, D. (PI) ; Klausner, M. (PI) ; Klenow, P. (PI) ; Kochar, A. (PI) ; Kojima, F. (PI) ; Kolstad, C. (PI) ; Koudijs, P. (PI) ; Krueger, A. (PI) ; Kuran, T. (PI) ; Kurlat, P. (PI) ; Kurz, M. (PI) ; Lambert, N. (PI) ; Larsen, B. (PI) ; Lau, L. (PI) ; Lazear, E. (PI) ; Levin, J. (PI) ; Lynham, J. (PI) ; MaCurdy, T. (PI) ; Mahajan, A. (PI) ; Malmendier, U. (PI) ; Manova, K. (PI) ; McClellan, M. (PI) ; McKinnon, R. (PI) ; Meier, G. (PI) ; Milgrom, P. (PI) ; Miller, G. (PI) ; Morten, M. (PI) ; Moser, P. (PI) ; Naylor, R. (PI) ; Nechyba, T. (PI) ; Niederle, M. (PI) ; Noll, R. (PI) ; Owen, B. (PI) ; Oyer, P. (PI) ; Pencavel, J. (PI) ; Persson, P. (PI) ; Piazzesi, M. (PI) ; Pistaferri, L. (PI) ; Polinsky, A. (PI) ; Qian, Y. (PI) ; Rangel, A. (PI) ; Reiss, P. (PI) ; Richards, J. (PI) ; Roberts, J. (PI) ; Romano, J. (PI) ; Romer, P. (PI) ; Rosenberg, N. (PI) ; Rossi-Hansberg, E. (PI) ; Rosston, G. (PI) ; Roth, A. (PI) ; Rothwell, G. (PI) ; Royalty, A. (PI) ; Rozelle, S. (PI) ; Sargent, T. (PI) ; Schaffner, J. (PI) ; Scheuer, F. (PI) ; Schneider, M. (PI) ; Segal, I. (PI) ; Sharpe, W. (PI) ; Shotts, K. (PI) ; Shoven, J. (PI) ; Singleton, K. (PI) ; Skrzypacz, A. (PI) ; Sorkin, I. (PI) ; Sprenger, C. (PI) ; Staiger, R. (PI) ; Stanton, F. (PI) ; Sweeney, J. (PI) ; Taylor, J. (PI) ; Tendall, M. (PI) ; Tertilt, M. (PI) ; Topper, M. (PI) ; Vytlacil, E. (PI) ; Wacziarg, R. (PI) ; Weingast, B. (PI) ; Wilson, R. (PI) ; Wolak, F. (PI) ; Wolitzky, A. (PI) ; Wright, G. (PI) ; Wright, M. (PI) ; Yotopoulos, P. (PI)

ECON 140: Introduction to Financial Economics

Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Gould, A. (PI)
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