COMS 4995: Internet Technology, Economics and Policy (Fall 2017) - Schedule

The schedule is subject to change, depending on classroom discussion and current events. Invited speakers may be added.

Lecture Date Topic Slides Readings Assignment
1 09/06 Class overview Overview
2 09/11 Communication eco system
3 09/13 The advertising economy
4 09/18 Internet architecture & access technology Network review
5 09/20 Internet architecture & access technology (continued) HW1 posted
6 09/25 Internet architecture & access technology (continued)
7 09/27 Internet architecture & access technology (continued)
8 10/02 Internet architecture & access technology (continued)
9 10/04 Internet architecture & access technology (continue)
10 10/09 The cost of networks
11 10/11 The cost of networks HW2 posted
12 10/16 Network pricing
13 10/18 Principles of economics
M 10/23 Midterm exam (sample)
14 10/25 Competition and monopolies
15 10/30 Competition and monopolies
16 11/01 Communication economics HW3 posted
no class 11/06 Election Day holiday
17 11/08 Communication economics
18 11/13 Introduction to economics
19 11/15 Introduction to economics
20 11/20 Economics: pricing, competition
no class 11/22 Thanksgiving Day holiday
21 11/27 Economics: pricing, competition HW4 posted
22 11/29 Telecommunications regulation: process and institutions
23 12/04 Open Internet
24 12/06 Spectrum
25 12/11 Spectrum
F 12/?? Final exam