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24 - Asymmetric information: auctions and the winner's curse
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22 - Repeated games: cheating, punishment, and outsourcing
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21 - Repeated games: cooperation vs. the end game
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21 - Forwards and Futures
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The Joy of Economics: Making Sense out of Life
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15.628 Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property (MIT)
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6.301 Solid-State Circuits (MIT)
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