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2017

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: M. Martin (Economics)
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Course Type:
Semester: Spring
Year: 1-2
Course Periods: Thu 13:00-14:30
Credits: 2
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Classroom: Lecture room 3 / Economics

 

Outline of Lecture Course The course aims to provide students with the basic analytical tools and reasoning techniques needed to formally study the behavior of consumers and firms in non-strategic environments. Several applications are discussed for the purpose of facilitating understanding and showing the potential of the analysis.
Course Objectives
Textbooks

Hal R. Varian – Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach.

Walter Nicholson and Christopher Snyder – Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions.

Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld – Microeconomics.
Course Materials/Supplementaries
Assessment 3 quizzes (20% each) and a final exam (40%).
Prerequisites Basic knowledge of Microeconomics and Calculus is highly recommended.
Other Notes

This course does not use the withdrawal system. If the student does not take the final examination, his/her grade will be “absent”.

The first lesson of the course will commence on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Preferences, Indifference Curves and Utility Functions.
2 The Marginal Rate of Substitution. Problem Set 1.
3 The Consumer Problem with Exogenous Income.
4

Income and Substitution Effects with Exogenous Income. Problem Set 

5 Quiz 1. The Consumer Problem with Endogenous Income.
6 Consumer Surplus, Compensated Variation, Equivalent Variation, Price Indices. Problem Set 3.
7 Decision under Uncertainty (I)
8 Decision under Uncertainty (II). Problem Set 4.
9 Quiz 2. Production Function, Marginal Rate of Transformation, Returns to Scale.
10 Cost Minimization: Demand of Factors.
11 Cost Curves and Supply Function.
12 Competitive Equilibrium. Problem Set 5.
13 Quiz 3. Monopoly.
14 Price Discrimination and Regulation in the Monopolistic Environment.
15 FINAL EXAM.

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