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MGTECON 200: Managerial Economics

MGTECON 200 is a base-level course in microeconomics. It covers microeconomic concepts relevant to management, including the economics of relationships, pricing decisions, perfect competition and the "invisible hand," risk aversion and risk sharing, and moral hazard and adverse selection. This year we are piloting a "flipped classroom" where students will be expected to work through the online modules before each class and the time in class will be devoted to solving problems and discussing cases.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

MGTECON 203: Managerial Economics - Accelerated

MGTECON 203 is the more quantitative version of MGTECON 200. It uses basic math such as derivatives and algebra, as opposed to excel simulations and plots. Previous knowledge of economics is not necessary. The business world has become more quantitative and economics-oriented in the last 30 years, but many of the key ideas in economics, relating to topics such as pricing, monopoly, imperfect competition, game theory, moral hazard and adverse selection, public choice, externalities, risk aversion, capital market pricing and equilibrium, and auction theory can all be usefully approached with a relatively small amount of math. The goal is to develop a small number of intellectual tools that enables one to analyze a wide variety of economic problems.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

MGTECON 328: Economics of the Media, Entertainment, and Communications Sector

This course analyzes business decisions in current and historical cases from the media, entertainment, and communications sector. Topics include (1) pricing, bundling and tiering of media products, (2) horizontal and vertical integration of content, distribution, and hardware, (3) selling and buying advertising, (4) choosing between subscription-funded, advertising-funded, or mixed revenue models, (5) negotiations between content and distribution, (6) exclusive deals, (7) the effect of technology on the news media business, (8) the labor market for entertainment stars, (9) competition and regulation in communications infrastructure, (10) strategy in spectrum auctions, and more. There is an emphasis on combining concepts from economics and statistics with institutional knowledge about the sector. The course format is case discussion, guest speakers from the industry, and discussion of concepts from economics and statistics. Evaluation is based on class participation, completion of reading and written assignments, and a final paper.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

MGTECON 349: Smart Pricing and Market Design

This course is an Advanced Applications option in the Economics menu. The focus of the course is on pricing mechanisms and the design of marketplaces. The pricing component of the course will handle both traditional topics, such as price differentiation, and more modern ones, such as bundling and dynamic pricing. In the market design component of the course, we will consider such topics as auctions (e.g., designing auctions for selling online advertising slots) and matching (e.g., designing mechanisms for matching students to schools).
Terms: Win | Units: 3

MGTECON 583: Measuring Impact in Business and Social Enterprise

Businesses are increasingly expected to have a positive social impact, as evidenced by the rapid growth of impact investing. Yet, even as the impact investing market has taken off, impact measurement has lagged, undermining the credibility of the sector. Impact measurement is also critical to individual firms, not-for-profits and governments, as they face increased pressure to generate quantifiable results.How can we measure impact? What are some of the most effective frameworks, tools and approaches for impact measurement? How does one choose the most appropriate measurement tool based on factors such as the size, maturity and sector of an organization? Can impact be distilled down to a single monetary measure, such as a dollar? These and other questions will be explored in considerable depth, primarily through analysis and discussion of case studies.This course is a good match for students interested in impact measurement, impact investing, profit-with-purpose businesses or the role of business in society. The course will be taught by Matt Bannick, who led the impact investing firm, Omidyar Network, and served as the President of PayPal and of eBay International.
Terms: Win | Units: 2
Instructors: Bannick, M. (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.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
Instructors: Wilson, R. (PI)

MGTECON 612: Advanced Macroeconomics II

This is an advanced class on monetary economics. We cover empirical evidence, neoclassical models, recent advances in New Keynesian models, monetary policy with heterogeneous agents and financial frictions, alternative models of price setting and other topics. Students enrolled in MGTECON612 take the class for 4 units. Students develop a research proposal and present it to the instructors as the final exam. Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the economics department's core macro requirement or consent of the instructors.
Terms: Win | Units: 4

MGTECON 618: Social Insurance and Urban Economics

The course covers various topics relating to social insurance and urban economics. The first half of the course covers the rationale for government interventions into private insurance markets, adverse selection, social insurance design and the intersection between social insurance and intra-family insurance. The second half of the course covers topics in urban economics, such as spatial equilibrium, placed-based policies, and housing policy.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

MGTECON 628: Reading Group in Industrial Organization

This course meets weekly on Tuesdays at Noon. The primary purpose of the course is to read and discuss current working papers in Industrial Organization and related fields (e.g., Econometrics, Marketing, and Labor). Students are required to present papers a couple of times per quarter and both students and faculty may also present their own working papers.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 12 times (up to 12 units total)
Instructors: Benkard, L. (PI)

MGTECON 698: Doctoral Practicum in Teaching

Doctoral Practicum in Teaching
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable 50 times (up to 50 units total)
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