Economics of Information
Updated: September 21, 2004
Detail on course
requirements and due dates
You are required to write a research paper and make an in-class presentation. The first part of the assignment is to prepare proposals both the paper and the presentation. These can two separate documents, one-to-two pages each, both due on the same day or they can be combined into a single proposal with two parts. I view the presentations as being broader than the papers, but this may not necessarily be so in every case.
There are two general
In either case, if you plan to do one or both of these with another class member, you must get my permission via the proposal. Similarly, tell me if you wish to coordinate presentations with others in the class (including me).
Wednesday, October 6: Proposals due
November 8: Approximate start of
(Let me know if you have dates you prefer or wish to avoid.)
Wednesday, December 8: (Tentative) Papers due
I shall try to impose some overall logic in the order of the presentations to improve the flow from one topic to another.
A note on formats:
papers are to be written as research papers: sentences, paragraphs,
sections, tables and figures (as
needed), footnotes, bibliography. PowerPoint presentations, annotated outlines,
etc., are not acceptable. On the other hand, the presentations can
benefit from handouts, slides, readings assigned in advance, etc. Let me know
about equipment needs at least one week before your presentation.