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Course title Introduction into the Information Society
Course code EBC2018
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 30-8-2021 15-10-2021 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Stefan Terstiege
For more information: s.terstiege@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
It is expected that the students who take this course have a solid knowledge in microeconomics at the level of having passed the first-year course Microeconomics (EBC1010). It is also expected that the students have prior knowledge of basic calculus and statistics, corresponding to familiarity with the topics covered in Quantitative Methods I (EBC1006) and Quantitative Methods II (EBC1034).
Description
The course consists of an extension of the microeconomics topics that have been discussed in the first year microeconomics course (EBC1011) such as basic game theory, industrial organisation, and issues on asymmetric information. In addition, the theories learned are immediately applied to markets that are characterized by properties that are specific for the information society. In the discussions, next to the economic aspects, also legal and policy aspects will be addressed.
Literature
The textbooks for this course are usually:
* Bonnano, G. (2015). Game Theory. Open access textbook.
* Shapiro, C. & Varian, H. (1998). Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. Harvard Business School Press.
In addition, several academic articles will be studied.
Prerequisites
Knowledge and understanding of introductory microeconomics, comparable to course first-year Microeconomics, which is based on the first half of
Perloff, J.M. (2012), Microeconomics, Pearson, Addison Wesley, Boston.
an advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment
Assessment methods Written Exam / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics and Management of Information Year 2 Compulsory Course(s)
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