New Microeconomics Videos: Asymmetric Information

BY Roman Hardgrave ON Tue, September 29, 2015

We're pleased to share with you the final section in Marginal Revolution University's Principles of Economics: Microeconomics course!

In this section, we'll dive into asymmetric information, adverse selection, moral hazard, and signaling.

We'll discuss questions like:

  • How does asymmetric information affect the market for health insurance?
  • What are some everyday examples of moral hazard and the principal-agent problem?
  • What role do online reviews on sites like Yelp or Amazon play in mitigating moral hazard?
  • What type of signal does a diploma send to an employer? What about a diamond ring to your significant other?

If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments. We’ll get right back to you.

And of course, thank YOU for joining us for our Microeconomics course. If you’re new to MRU, we hope you’ll explore the other videos in this course and let us know what you think. We’re just an email away —