Course Description: Application of economic principles, from microeconomics, game theory, industrial organization, information economics, and behavioral economics, to analyze business strategies and public policy issues surrounding information technologies and IT industries. Topics include: economics of information goods, economics of search, economics of networks, economics of peer production, economics of security and privacy.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required for non-majors.
Meeting Time: Mondays 3:30-5:30pm in 202
South Hall (First meeting on Sep 8, 2008)
Office hours: Wednesdays 3-4 (SH303A) and by appointment
Tentative Grading Criteria
For more details, see course logistics page.
Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Policy/Etiquette
Please remember to turn off or silence your phones and
computers (and other alarms) before each class meeting. We request that
you sit in the last row if you want to read news, reply to email, etc.,
on your computer. We will subtract i points from your class
participation score the i-th time your phone/computer rings in
class during the semester. No exceptions.
Discussion with instructors and classmates is allowed/encouraged, but each student must turn in individual, original work and cite appropriate sources where appropriate
Code of Student Conduct: http://students.berkeley.edu/sas/SJA/index.htm