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ECON 490 B4 - Topics in Economics - Econ of the Digital Economy

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in advanced economics within a variety of areas. See course schedule for topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: ECON 202; ECON 302 or ECON 303; MATH 220 or MATH 221 or other Calculus course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, read the section text for each topic.

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> Graduate credit requires an additional paper or project beyond the undergraduate requirements for this course. See instructor for details. **This course analyzes firm strategies and public policy issues surrounding digital economy and related industries. The analysis applies economic tools and principles, including game theory, industrial organization, and information economics. Topics include: economics of information; economics of information goods and platforms; strategic pricing; search and the long tail; network effects and system competition; industry structure of digital markets.**

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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