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Fall 2013-2014
ECO 326   na, npdf

Economics of the Internet: The Digital Revolution

Swati Bhatt

Using applied microeconomic theory and case studies, this course examines the impact of digital technology on markets. In a connected market, information is freely and instantly available to all participants. We ask how these features affect the way markets function. Topics include the economics of platform markets and multisided markets, the impact of the internet on the news media, education, health care and new industries, such as big-data driven industries, social networks, technological innovation and intellectual property, internet security, privacy and other regulatory issues.


Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading 50 pages per week. Readings for each week will be assigned from assorted economics journals.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 300 or ECO 310 or permission of instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23598 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Jadwin Hall   A08   Enrolled:36 Limit:40
P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit: