Info 234

Information Technology Economics, Strategy, and Policy

3 units

Course Description

This course applies 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 and IT industries. Topics include: economics of information goods, services, and platforms; economics of information and asymmetric information; economics of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, and peer production; strategic pricing; strategic complements and substitutes; competition and antitrust; Internet industry structure and regulation; network cascades, network formation, and network structure.

This course is also offered for undergraduate students as Info 134.

Requirements Satisfied

MIMS: Social Science and Policy Requirement
Ph.D. Breadth — Information Economics, Law, and Policy
Ph.D. Major/Minor Areas — Information Economics and Policy

Last updated:

October 14, 2022