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  • Termin, Peter (2005-12)
    This subject considers three topics of macroeconomics that are alive and controversial for policy today. The topics are: economic growth - the roles of capital accumulation, increased education, and technological progress ...
  • Banerjee, Abhijit (2006-12)
    This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The ...
  • Pathak, Parag A. (2008-12)
    Theories of production and individual choice (under certainty and uncertainty); markets and competition; tools of comparative statics and their application to price theory.
  • Diamond, Peter A. (2001-06)
    General equilibrium, capital theory, incomplete markets, externalities, public goods. From the course web page: Course Description The central topic of this course is the theory of general equilibrium and its applications ...
  • Eso, Peter (2009-06)
    This half-semester course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory. We present models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, ...
  • Izmalkov, Sergei; Yildiz, Muhamet (2002-12)
    How should economic agents act when their optimal decisions depend on what they expect other agents to do? We study various models of equilibrium, which correspond to different ways that the agents might make their decisions, ...
  • Ergin, Haluk; Yildiz, Muhamet (2004-12)
    This course is a rigorous investigation of the evolutionary and epistemic foundations of solution concepts, such as rationalizability and Nash equilibrium. It covers classical topics, such as repeated games, bargaining, ...
  • Yildiz, Muhamet (2002-12)
    Analysis of strategic behavior in multi-person economic settings. Introduction to Nash equilibrium and its refinements: subgame-perfect equilibrium and sequential equilibrium. Applications drawn from labor economics, the ...
  • Yildiz, Muhamet (2005-12)
    Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) ...
  • Ellison, Glenn, 1965-; Ellison, Sara Fisher (2001-12)
    Covers theoretical and empirical work dealing with the structure, behavior, and performance of firms and markets and core issues in antitrust. Topics include: the organization of the firm, monopoly, price discrimination, ...
  • Bennett, Herman (2004-12)
    This course is a self-contained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary ...
  • Ellison, Sara Fisher (2003-06)
    This course will provide a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic preparation for ...
  • Angrist, Joshua David (2003-06)
    Introduction to econometric models and techniques, emphasizing regression. Advanced topics include instrumental variables, panel data methods, measurement error, and limited dependent variable models. Includes problem sets. ...
  • Ellison, Sara (2004-12)
    This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have ...
  • Ellison, Sara Fisher (2002-06)
    Designed to expose students to the process of conducting independent research in empirical economics and effectively communicating the results of the research. Begins with an econometric analysis of an assigned economic ...
  • Kuersteiner, Guido M. (2002-12)
    Theory and application of time series methods in econometrics, including representation theorems, decomposition theorems, prediction, spectral analysis, estimation with stationary and nonstationary processes, VARs, unit ...
  • Mikusheva, Anna, 1976-; Schrimpf, Paul (2007-12)
    The course provides a survey of the theory and application of time series methods in econometrics. Topics covered will include univariate stationary and non-stationary models, vector autoregressions, frequency domain ...
  • Gruber, Jonathan (2002-12)
    The study of the role of the government in the US economy. Topics include externalities and the environment; government-provided goods such as education; social insurance programs such as Social Security; government provision ...
  • Gruber, Jonathan (2004-12)
    This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the ...
  • Greenstone, Michael (2004-06)
    This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. It will help students develop the tools to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. These tools will be used to ...
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