14.129 Advanced Contract Theory

Spring 2005

Purple tulip in foreground, yellow tulip in background.

Named after the famous tulip bulb auctions of the Netherlands in the 17th century, a Dutch auction proceeds by reducing the price until a buyer is found. To learn more about this type of auction, please see lecture 4 in the lecture notes of this course. (Image courtesy of Aayesha Siddiqui.)

Course Description

This course focuses on recent developments in contract theory. Topics include: advanced models of moral hazard, adverse selection, mechanism design and incomplete contracts with applications to theory of the firm, organizational design, and financial structure.

Recommended Citation

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Sergei Izmalkov, course materials for 14.129 Advanced Contract Theory, Spring 2005. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session