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Social Choice and Mechanism Design (ECON659)

Course description

The course will study the foundations of collective decision making from the standpoint of a policy maker. The first part of the course will introduce the concepts of social preferences and aggregation and analyse their role in collective decision making. The second part of the course will address a fundamental feature of economic systems, namely that agents have private information which must be elicited from them by the planner via appropriate incentive schemes. This part of the course prov...


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Graded, 0.5 Credit Units

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