Economics of Information

Credits: 
3

This seminar will examine the application of principles of the discipline of economics to the characteristics of information and its creation, distribution and dissemination in contemporary society. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of digital technology on the creation of information and its compilation and packaging, dissemination, delivery and especially on its ownership and the costs, funding and pricing that pay for its exchange. The role and functions of the marketplace, public sector and private not for profit enterprises in the creation and dissemination of information will be explored along with concepts such as intellectual property, the public domain and intellectual freedom as they relate to the economics of information.

Offered in summer. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.

Pre-Requisites: 

LIS 901, LIS 926, LIS 950, LIS 962, LIS 969 and LIS 970

PhD students only

Course Number: 
LIS 980