ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION AND MARKET OUTCOMES
Asymmetric information is a problem in many markets, such as the used car market, the insurance markets, and the credit markets. Choose one of these three markets, and using some of the concepts you learned from this module, discuss the questions below:
- What is the market response to asymmetric information? (Hint: Does Coca-Cola have an asymmetric information problem?).
- What is the market response to adverse selection? (Hint: When you purchased life insurance, did you have to take a physical exam?).
- What is the market response to moral hazard? (Hint: Remember last time you saw a doctor you had to pay a $30 deductible?).
- Do you think that education is a “market signal” that can help companies make better economic decisions when asymmetric information exists?
- What would be the market response if there was perfect information?
Describe the purpose of the paper and provide a conclusion.
Present information in a professional manner.
Answer the Case Assignment questions clearly and provide necessary details.
Write clearly and correctlyâ€”that is, no poor sentence structure, no spelling and grammar mistakes, and no run-on sentences.
Provide citations to support your argument and place references on a separate page. (All the sources that you listed in the references section must be cited in the paper.) Use APA format to provide citations and references with credible sources (3-5 sources) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/].
Type and double-space the paper, min 4-5 pages.
Please use Excel, chart, or graphs to show supporting computations in an appendix, present economic information in tables, and use the data to answer follow-up questions.
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â€ªLillo,F. (2013, July 10.) Tutorial An introduction to asymmetric information [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtQCRPJ4K9o
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Links to the Used Car Problem
CFPEcon101. (2010, Jan. 11). Economics 101: Moral Hazard [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SdtoKeFTi0
Links to the Lemon Problem
Macroman9. (2011, April 27). Lemons Problem Econ11 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAkeWx5u-c
tatulln84. (2010, April 6). Adverse Selection and Insurance [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igqbCTFSFVM
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openlectures sg. (2013, Feb. 9). Principal Agent Problem [Video File]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfigWaPhAqo