Dr. Baranov's research is focused on theory and applications of the auction theory. A novel component of his work is a study of performance properties of the known auctions and developing new auction designs in the environments with complementarities.
ECON 4050 - Market Design
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Develops foundations for the modern market design practices. Economists are increasingly involved in studying and designing practical market mechanisms. Includes topics such as designing efficient matching markets (students to schools, doctors to hospitals), designing auction mechanisms (Google, Facebook, government) and designing market platforms (eBay, Amazon).
ECON 4070 - Topics in Microeconomics
Studies utility maximization under uncertainty, risk, game theory, moral hazard, and adverse selection. Applications include insurance markets and the theory of contracts.
ECON 4939 - Internship/Seminar
Offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts of economics with practical experience in economics-related institutions. The theoretical portion arises from seminars and readings, the practical from activities in organizations related to the economics field. A maximum of 3 credit hours counts toward major requirements. Department consent required.