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Please note that the course will be lectured for the last time!

The course covers the key areas of incentive theory, information economics and organisation theory, highlighting common themes and methodologies, and presenting the main ideas in an accessible way. Discussed applications include labour economics, industrial organisation and corporate finance. The course outline is as follows: 1. Moral hazard: static one principal, one agent model. 2. Moral hazard in teams and tournaments. 3. Adverse selection. 4. Mechanism design and auctions. 5. Implementation, incomplete contracts, and authority.

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Course Page and Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in Moodle
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    • Code: no equivalent code

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: apply for inclusion in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: 26027

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: ECOM-419 (rMSc) / DPE-9419 (PhD)

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5

    • Please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university’s procedures

    Further instructions (link to be added here later).Further instructions (link to be added here later).

After the course, the student should:

  • Be familiar with the principles of contract theory: the main questions and the useful modelling frameworks 
  • Be able to model real world institutions using the theory of incentives