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Ahmad Vessal, Ph.D.
Professor of Systems & Operations Management and Economics

Course Info:

College of Business and Economics

ECON 308. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS Fall 2017 (3 units)


Course Description:
Designed to connect economic theory to practical issues faced by firm managers. Focus is on the way economic theory affects the firm's behavior both internally and externally. Internal issues include organizational structure and contract design, especially as these issues relate to opportunism, rent-seeking and asymmetric information. External issues include discussions of corporate strategy, advertising and the market for corporate control.

Pre-requisites: Econ 308 is a required course for Management majors and available as an elective for Econ majors.

Managerial Economics (Econ 308)

Office Hours: MW 11:15AM -12:15PM, 2:15PM-3:15PM, or by appointment.

Time and Place: MW 3:30PM-4:45PM, JH 1204

Required Textbook: Michael Baye, Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, 9th edition, 2017. Connect access code as a stand-alone item or bundled with the textbook. This is the address to obtain access code HERE. Book website:

Course Syllabus: ECON 308

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