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MGTECON 535: Statistics and Causality

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 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: Management Practices in Europe, the US and Emerging Markets

The course will review the results from a large management practices project involving Harvard, the London School of Economics, McKinsey & Company and Stanford. McKinsey & Company have developed a basic management practice evaluation tool - detailing the 18 key practices in firms - which has been used to evaluate almost 10,000 organizations in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and education across the US, Europe, Asia, Australasia and South America. These results provide a global insight into the basic management practices around monitoring, targets and talent management that firms adopt around the world, their link to performance, and the reasons for differences in these across countries. This will be supplemented with the results from more recent research with Accenture and the World Bank in India carrying out change-management interventions. nnnFull syllabus and lectures from 2011 available here:nn http://www.stanford.edu/~nbloom/Course_591.zipnnn
Units: 1 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

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.nnStudents interested in this course should consult the instructor by email: kreps@stanford.edu
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

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: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Wilson, R. (PI)

MGTECON 602: Auctions, Bargaining, and Pricing

This course covers auction theory, matching, and related parts of the literature on bargaining and pricing. Key papers in the early part of the course are Myerson and Satterthwaite on bargaining, Myerson on optimal auctions, and Milgrom and Weber's classic work. We then turn to markets in which complicated preferences and constraints, limitations on the use of cash, or variations in contract details among bidders play an important role. Emphasis is on matching markets such as the National Resident Matching Program and asset auctions such as the spectrum auctions.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

MGTECON 604: Econometric Methods II

This course presents a comprehensive treatment of econometric methods used in economics, finance, marketing, and other management disciplines. Among the topics covered are: the classical linear regression analysis, linear simultaneous equations systems, panel data models, generalized method of moments, selection models, and limited dependent variable models. This course uses Matlab or similar computational software, but previous experience with such software is not a prerequisite. This course assumes working knowledge of undergraduate econometrics, basic linear algebra, basic probability theory, and statistics that are covered in MGTECON 603. Those who did not take MGTECON 603 or similar should see the instructor.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MGTECON 605: Econometric Methods III

This course completes the first-year sequence in econometrics. It develops nonlinear models in detail, as well as methods used to estimate nonlinear models, including nonparametric, semiparametric and moment-based estimators such as GMM. The instructor will discuss both the statistical properties of these estimators and how they are used in practice. Computational issues are explored in detail. Depending on student and instructor interest, we will consider advanced topics and applications, including: simulation methods and Bayesian estimators.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Reiss, P. (PI)

MGTECON 606: Microeconomic Theory for Non-Economist PhDs

This course will be a first quarter PhD course in microeconomic theory, aimed at PhD students who do not plan to become professional economists. Relative to a course geared to economics PhDs the class will differ in two important ways. First, there will be almost no emphasis on proofs. Second, the topics covered will be broader than the standard set covered in say Econ 202.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MGTECON 624: Dynamic Political Economy Theory

This course is intended to be an introduction to dynamic political economy theory. We will cover research at the frontier of this field and some useful tools. Tools will be primarily dynamic game theory - including Markov models and models of reputation. Topics covered will include dynamic legislative bargaining, dynamic coalition formation, endogenous institutions, endogenous policy formation, and private politics.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Bowen, R. (PI)
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