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EC405 – Mathematical Economics of Addiction

This course provides the student with the mathematical tools to explore the economic models of addiction. The course begins by exploring static demand-side models of addiction before proceeding to their dynamic counterparts. The course will rely on journal articles that explore the demand for addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and cocaine. Also explored are models that treat gambling and sports spectatorship as addictive behaviors. A limited discussion of supply-side models is also included. (Not offered 2019-20).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May also count as a course within the Microeconomic Theme.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 1 Mathematical Economics of Addiction Aju Fenn Palmer Hall 120 25/13 02/16/2019