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ECON 253: Energy Markets: Theory and Evidence from Latin America

What theory and practice around the world and in Latin America tell us about the design of energy markets; how distributional impacts and enforcement capabilities affect their implementation. Topics include: pricing in wholesale electricity markets, role of long-term contracting, auction design, evidence from spot and contract markets ; design of markets for pollution permits, alternative environmental policy instruments, evidence from existing and proposed carbon markets and others, imperfect information, adverse selection in opt-in provisions, effect on innovation, interaction between markets, market power. Advanced undergraduates and masters students are welcome to enroll.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Montero, J. (PI)

ECON 257: Industrial Organization 1

Theoretical and empirical analyses of the determinants of market structure; firm behavior and market efficiency in oligopolies; price discrimination; price dispersion and consumer search; differentiated products; the role of information in markets, including insurance and adverse selection; auctions; collusion and cartel behavior; advertising; entry and market structure; market dynamics; strategic behavior.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 258: Industrial Organization IIA

Topics include theoretical and empirical analyses of adverse selection and insurance markets; empirical models of learning; vertical restraints and bundling; auctions.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 259: Industrial Organization II B

Theoretical and empirical analyses of the determinants of market structure; firm behavior and market efficiency in oligopolies; economics of antitrust and regulation, with focus on energy and environmental economics; the role of information asymmetries in markets: adverse selection and moral hazard, with focus on insurance and credit markets.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 260: Industrial Organization III

Current research and policy questions in industrial organization. Course combines lectures by the instructors with student presentations, with an emphasis on initiating dissertation research in industrial organization. Prerequisites: ECON 257, ECON 258.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 265: International Economics I

International macroeconomics and finance, emphasizing current research. The course is organized around the role of different types of frictions (in asset and goods markets) in explaining features of the international macroeconomy. Prerequisites: 202, 203, 204, 210, 211, 212.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 266: International Economics II

This course covers an introduction to models of international trade and economic geography from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Bagwell, K. (PI)

ECON 267: Topics in International Trade

Topics from the frontier of current international trade research, presented through recent theoretical and empirical papers. Firm heterogeneity in trade and firms' export decisions. Different types of foreign direct investment. Multinational firms and the interaction between international trade and the theory of the firm. Institutional frictions and their effects on trade and FDI activity. Course goal is to prepare students for doing research in international trade and related fields.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Manova, K. (PI)

ECON 270: Intermediate Econometrics I

Probability, random variables, and distributions; large sample theory; theory of estimation and hypothesis testing. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: math and probability at the level of Chapter 2, Paul G. Hoel, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, 5th ed.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 271: Intermediate Econometrics II

Linear regression model, relaxation of classical-regression assumptions, simultaneous equation models, linear time series analysis. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: 270.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Wolak, F. (PI)
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