15.567 The Economics of Information: Strategy, Structure and Pricing


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Analysis of the underlying economics of information with business implications. Studies effects of digitization and technology on business strategy and organizational structure. Examines pricing, bundling, and versioning of digital goods, including music, video, software, and communication services. Considers the economic and managerial implications of data-driven decision-making, search, platform competition, targeted advertising, personalization, privacy, network externalities, and artificial intelligence. Readings on fundamental economic principles provide context for industry speakers and case discussions.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.567 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by E. Brynjolfsson.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E62-276.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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