20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is designed to further develop students' understanding of core microeconomic principles by exploring a number of advanced topics in microeconomics. The course material will be predominately theoretical with a substantial mathematical component and some evaluation of empirical evidence. Indicative topics include: decision-making under uncertainty; insurance markets, principal-agent theory, risk aversion and risky asset holdings; cooperative and non-cooperative bargaining; economics of sporting contests.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130 ECN118 or ECN119 or MAS equivalent ECN201, ECN21004

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Economics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK