Fall 2020 - ECON 802 G100

Microeconomic Theory I (4)

Class Number: 2206

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 331. Offered once a year.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of the economic theory of market prices with reference to behavior of individual households, firms, and markets. Special emphasis will be placed on the implications of individual behavior for the allocation of resources.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is a graduate-level introduction to microeconomic analysis.  We will investigate production and consumption theory, along with partial and general equilibrium.  The course has a theoretical focus and the main analytical tool is optimization theory.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 33%
  • Midterm 2 33%
  • Final exam 34%
  • A large number of practice questions will be provided. I strongly urge students to invest substantial time in working on these questions to prepare for the exams. If a midterm exam is missed for well-documented medical reasons, the weight of that exam will be transferred to the remaining exam(s).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Hal Varian, Microeconomic Analysis, 3rd edition, W.W. Norton, 1992.


Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).