Info 134

Information Technology Economics, Strategy, and Policy

3 units

Course Description

This course covers the application of economic tools and principles, including game theory, industrial organization, information economics, and behavioral economics, to analyze business strategies and public policy issues surrounding information technologies (IT) and IT industries. Topics include: economics of information; economics of information goods, services, and platforms; strategic pricing; strategic complements and substitutes; competition models; network industry structure and telecommunications regulation; search and the "long tail"; network cascades and social epidemics; network formation and network structure; peer production and crowdsourcing; interdependent security and privacy.

Previously offered as Info 190.

This course is also offered for graduate students as Info 234.

Prerequisites

Senior standing

Last updated:

October 15, 2018