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John Hatfield

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Associate Professor, Department of Finance

ECO 330T • Econ Principles Manag Decision

33565 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm CBA 4.326
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The goal of this course is to help you use economic principles to think strategically about business decisions. The course is structured in two parts. The first part shall focus solely on understandingmicroeconomic ideas such as the principal-agent problem and using this understanding to makebetter managerial decisions. Readings will detail each concept; a case elucidating the application ofthat concept will then be considered. Topics will include adverse selection, game theory, auctions,strategic commitment, barriers to entry, and network effects. The second part of the course considers effective strategic responses to challenges posed by the legalenvironment. Readings will detail the legal environment of antitrust, intellectual property, etc., aswell as strategic options available to managers in dealing with challenges in these areas. Cases willemphasize applying knowledge of the legal environment as well as sound business practices tosuccessfully and ethically deal with the challenges posed. Topics will include regulation andantitrust, intellectual property, trade laws, fiduciary duty, and liability.   Prerequisites: ECO 304K with a C- or better

ECO 330T • Econ Principles Manag Decision

33570 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm CBA 4.326
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The goal of this course is to help you use economic principles to think strategically about business decisions. The course is structured in two parts. The first part shall focus solely on understandingmicroeconomic ideas such as the principal-agent problem and using this understanding to makebetter managerial decisions. Readings will detail each concept; a case elucidating the application ofthat concept will then be considered. Topics will include adverse selection, game theory, auctions,strategic commitment, barriers to entry, and network effects. The second part of the course considers effective strategic responses to challenges posed by the legalenvironment. Readings will detail the legal environment of antitrust, intellectual property, etc., aswell as strategic options available to managers in dealing with challenges in these areas. Cases willemphasize applying knowledge of the legal environment as well as sound business practices tosuccessfully and ethically deal with the challenges posed. Topics will include regulation andantitrust, intellectual property, trade laws, fiduciary duty, and liability.   Prerequisites: ECO 304K with a C- or better

ECO 330T • Econ Princ Of Managerl Decisns

34788 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.102
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OPEN TO NONMAJORS. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE ECONOMIC THEORY, APPLICATIONS, AND POLICY. ECONOMICS 330T AND 350K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED UNLESS THE TOPICS VARY.

This course will examine the special features of medical care as a commodity, the demand for health and medical services, the economic explanations for the behavior of medical care providers, the functioning of insurance markets, federal health insurance programs, and regulation. In this course, only 304K is required (not 420K, so a solid foundation in math, statistics, and microeconomic theory is not necessary but recommended) and there is no writing component. Finally, this course will examine the role and justification for government involvement in the medical care system.

Prerequisites: ECO 304K with a C- or better

 

 

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