Andrew Postlewaite

Andrew Postlewaite
  • Harry P. Kamen Professor
  • Full professor in Economics

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3rd Floor Vance Hall
    3733 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Teaching

All Courses

  • ECON4100 - Game Theory

    An introduction to game theory and its applications to economic analysis. The course will provide a theoretical overview of modern game theory, emphasizing common themes in the analysis of strategic behavior in different social science contexts. The economic applications will be drawn from different areas including trade, corporate strategy and public policy.

  • ECON4101 - Game Theory Honors

    This is an honors game theory class; permission is necessary to enroll. An introduction to game theory and its applications to economic analysis. The course will provide a theoretical overview of modern game theory, emphasizing common themes in the analysis of strategic behavior in different social science contexts. The economic applications will be drawn from different areas including trade, corporate strategy and public policy.

  • ECON4120 - Social Choice

    This course investigates a topic which lies at the heart of economic, social and political sciences, namely the aggregation of individual preferences. Can a society as a whole exhibit preferences as individuals do? Can these preferences be based on individual ones, and show the same level of coherence? Which process can lead from individual preferences to the preferences of the society? At the end of the 18th century, the pioneers in the field already realized that mathematics is the only language powerful enough to make deep progress in the understanding of these questions. The formalization involves pure logic as well as geometry and combinatorics.

  • ECON4150 - Mathematical Economics

    This semester long course will introduce students to a variety of mathematical topics associated with convexity, optimization and fixed points that are used in Economic theory. The use of these techniques will be illustrated with a host of economic applications. Students who have not taken ECON 2100 require instructor permission.

  • ECON7100 - Microec Theory I

    Nonlinear programming, theory of the consumer and producer, general equilibrium.

  • ECON8000 - Topics in Adv Microecon Theory

    Topics in Advanced Economic Theory and Mathematical Economics

  • ECON8410 - Public Economics

    Public goods, externalities, uncertainty, and income redistribution as sources of market failures; private market and collective choice models as possible correcting mechanisms. Microeconomic theories of taxation and political models affecting economic variables.

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