The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the analysis of asymmetric information and with its economic effects. The course studies the role of asymmetric information in specific economic markets, such as labor and insurance markets. It shows how and why outcomes in these markets crucially depend on the underlying information structure between market participants. The course discusses the appropriate equilibrium concepts (rational equilibrium, perfect Bayesian equilibrium), the different type of market outcome (separation, pooling, hybrid), the Pareto inefficiencies that are due to asymmetric information, and the analytical complications of multiple equilibria.
StO/PO MA 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Information Economics"
StO/PO MEMS 2016: 6 LP, Modul "Information Economics", Major: Microeconomics