Auctions: Theory and Practice is an online book on auction theory by Paul Klemperer one of the economists responsible for the UK's record-breaking 3rd Generation mobile licence auction, the theme of the book's final section. Avoids mathematical complication and uses practical examples wherever possible. Includes more general discussion of information economics, and the uses/abuses of economic modelling; and extends ideas of auction and bargaining strategy into such areas as corporate takeovers and stock market bubbles. Chapter 1, an extensive literature review, includes questions and answers on the Revenue Equivalence Theorem and other elements of auction theory, from the Oxford Economics M.Phil. Ends with suggestions for course outlines and a detailed reference list.
Online Text and Notes in Advanced Applied Economics
This course web page is a syllabus with embedded links to .pdf readings. It supports a series of seminars on comparative systems as organised by Gerard Roland of University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.
The Initiative for Policy Dialogue was founded by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz in 2002 and is based at Columbia University. It 'works to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs' between policymakers and academics. Their four main activity areas are: task forces which bring together experts, country dialogues, a journalism programme and education programme. It also publishes papers, The Journal of Globalization and Development, books and policy briefs.
This course web page is a syllabus with embedded links to presentations and slides (.pdf), and an archive of past presentations. It has been produced by Bronwyn H. Hall of University of California, Berkeley and covers the years 1998-2004.