Ec 341: The Economics of Online Dating

This is the home page for my course, The Economics of Online Dating. Here, I have uploaded course materials, sample exams and assignments, and resources which support implementation of the course.


Course Description:

This course develops the connections between economic theory and the online dating market. Economic techniques are used to examine unique features of the online dating market, such as the significance of market thickness, the prevalence of cheap talk, and search theory. Features of the online dating market are explored to simultaneously provide insight on more broadly applied economic principles including adverse selection, network externalities, and matching markets. The course emphasizes microeconomic theoretical techniques to model these phenomena.


Research:

The economics of online dating: a course in economic modeling (published in the Journal of Economic Education, Vol 49, No 1, 2018)

Pedagogical guides:

The Economics of Online Dating: Teaching Guide

Course Materials:

Syllabus
Course schedule (including due dates)
Sample exam
Peer review worksheet
Student models