Microeconomic Theory Literature Study Group

Instructor: 
Time I: 
Friday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue I: 
HU Berlin, Spandauer Str. 1, Room 112
Description: 

The course will be held online using Zoom. More information on how to attend the online course are available on Moodle.

Focusing on a specific topic within microeconomic theory, the seminar studies recent developments in the literature of mechanism design, contract theory, industrial organization, and organization theory. Students discuss and present related research papers, pointing out their interrelations and discussing their main contributions. The seminar puts a particular emphasis on understanding the theoretical underpinning behind the papers’ results and the economic mechanisms they capture. A major goal of the seminar is to find new open questions for future research. Participants are expected to attend all the sessions, read all the discussed papers beforehand, and participate actively in discussions.

Requirements for credits:
discussion of a paper (no grade)

Credits: 
9.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Spring 2020
Affiliation: 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin