Info 231

Economics of Information

3 units

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Course Description

This course examines information from an economic perspective. We will introduce a range of seminal theories that describe how information is created, shared, and valued. Our focus covers both the role of information in the general economy, as well as the specific behavior of information markets. Topics will include information technology, knowledge production, markets with hidden information, digital goods, and networks. While this is a theoretical course, the tools and insights it provides may benefit any student navigating issues in the information economy.


Mathematics at the level of introductory calculus. A previous course in microeconomics is recommended.

Last updated:

February 15, 2019