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040186 KU Contracts, coordination, and incentives (MA) (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

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Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 06.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 20.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.11. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 27.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an introduction to the theory of contracts and its applications. Many economic situations are characterized by informational asymmetry, i.e. by the fact that some party in an interaction has more information than the other. The aim of this course is to cover basic models with (and without) asymmetric information and understand its implications on decision making/incentive provision.

Among others, we will deal with the theoretical analysis of the following questions:

-Why do we engage in economic exchange?
-How exactly can and should an employer compensate its employees?
-What role does education play in the job market?
-Why do companies offer warranties on their products?
-What auction types are there and how does the optimal bid look like?
-How should a firm with market power price its products?

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation will be based on two written tests (mid and end-term), homework and active participation.

No formal requirements for this course. A general interest and willingness to study+understand contractual models in a formal way is required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Notice, that due to the particular course schedule (blocked) this semester, it is necessary to put in daily effort in order to prepare for the following sessions and exams.

Examination topics

Topics and methodology: Decision and game theory, constrained optimization, moral hazard, adverse selection (screening, signaling), bargaining, auctions.

Reading list


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Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19