Fall 2019 - ECON 302 D100
Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)
Class Number: 2883
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 7, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
1 778 782-3547
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301; 60 Units.
Aspects of microeconomic theory concerned with strategic behavior, imperfect information, and market failure. Topics include game theory and oligopoly; uncertainty and insurance; asymmetric information and market power, externalities and public goods, together with related issues in welfare economics. Quantitative.
This course will introduce students to game theory and strategic behavior. Game theory is an essential part of an economist’s toolbox. It has wide applications in all branches of economics, as well as other disciplines such as political science, biology, and psychology. We will cover topics like choice under uncertainty, game theory (simultaneous move games, sequential move games, games of asymmetric information, bargaining games) and its applications, and market failure (market power, public goods and externalities).
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
1) Identify non-competitive markets and the implication.
2) Understand strategic behaviors including the Nash Equilibrium.
3) Understand the implication of asymmetric information.
4) Understand the implication of public goods and externalities.
- Quizzes 10%
- MobLab activities 5%
- Editorial 10%
- Midterm 1 15%
- Midterm 2 15%
- Final exam 45%
H. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: With Calculus, First Edition, W. W. Norton, 2014.
Eaton, Eaton and Allen, Microeconomics, 8th edition, Pearson Education. 2012.
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