Course description

Topics in Search Theory


The aim of the course is to give the students an introduction to search theory, and its applications to labor economics, housing economics, and financial economics.

Course content

In the first part of the course, the main search models of the labor market are discussed. These include the Diamond- Mortensen- Pissarides model, the Lucas and Prescott model, the Jovanovic model, and the Burdett- Mortensen model. Then we look at various extensions of the models with applications to product market search, monetary theory, financial markets and housing.

Learning outcome knowledge

The course aims to take the students to the research frontier on topics related to search theoretic models.

Exam organisation

  • Home exam: 100%