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Fall Semester information

Koray Sayili

390AA: Tps:Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course offers an introduction to the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation from an economist's perspective. Throughout the semester, we will try to answer important questions such as "Who are more likely to become entrepreneurs?" "What characteristics and/or market structures help entrepreneurs survive?" "What are the financing and exit options for entrepreneurs?" During the first half of the semester, we will have lectures to analyze these issues. During the second half of the semester, we will discuss empirical articles on contemporary subjects such as female entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, the relationship between entrepreneurship and taxation/immigration/regulations. Students who enroll to this class can expect to achieve the following goals: (i) Understanding the personal and economic factors that affect the decision to become an entrepreneur, (ii) Defining a set of strategies and tactics that can help entrepreneurs become successful, (iii) Learning how entrepreneurship and innovation shape the markets and overall economy; and (iv) Using quantitative analysis on important decisions made by entrepreneurs.

Spring Semester information

Zhixin Wu

390AA: Tps:Intro to Financial Engineering