Economics 567

This course is ongoing, and material will be added and modified throughout. Registered students can find grades and additional material on UBC Canvas. TeX code for all documents is available from a git repository. Please contact me (or better yet make a pull request) if you notice any errors or want to suggest changes or additions.


Lecture notes and slides

  1. Introduction: slides
  2. Production functions
    1. introduction
      Pluto.jl notebook Open on Binder , static html version
    2. applications
    3. extensions
  3. Demand and supply of differentiated products:
    1. overview
    2. applications
    3. identification
    4. computation and implementation
    5. Models of insurance demand
  4. Market entry: slides
    1. introduction
    2. entry in supermarkets and retail
    3. entry in airlines
  5. Single agent dynamic models:
    1. introduction
    2. applications in health economics
  6. Dynamic oligopoly: slides part 1, slides part 2 , slides part 3 (continuous time)
  7. Regulation of transmission networks: slides, and natural gas pipeline slides
  8. Bayesian estimation:
    1. introduction
    2. example code
    3. in IO
  9. Auctions: slides
  10. Price dispersion and search: slides
  11. Matching: slides
  12. Networks:
    1. descriptive
    2. games on networks
    3. network formation
  13. Vertical markets: slides


  1. Entry model of pharmacies:
    1. Part I : due February 2nd, 2024
    2. Part II : due February 26th, 2024

Assignments from past years:

Instructions for research proposal

The final draft of your research proposal is due on April 25th. If you wish, you may turn in a first draft by April 18th, and I will give you some comments on it by April 22nd. Your research proposal should be approximately 8 pages. It should begin with a section that resembles the introduction section of a paper. The most important thing is to clearly state (i) your motivation, (ii) your research question, and (iii) your method. You could also include (but need not include all): (iv) a brief literature review that highlights what is new about your proposal, (v) some details about the model (vi) some details about the estimation method, (vii) a description of the data, (viii) a discussion of possible results. Your proposal should be well thought out and feasible.