An intensive summer class meant to familiarize undergraduate students with a wide range of applied topics in the discipline.
This is a two-part course. We first cover welfare theory, to establish desired outcomes of public
policy. Then we focus on applications, designing mechanisms that help society arrive
to outcomes suggested by welfare analysis. The topics in the second part include education policy, problems of commons, fair division, collusion,
price wars, political competition, congestion (e.g. airport slots), public procurement and auctions. We will
look at concrete problems, but through tools provided by game theory and mechanism design.
A graduate price theory class taught by Cesar Martinelli. This course develops the foundations of choice, price, and general equilibrium, as needed through out doctoral studies in economics, with some mathematical rigor.