Spring 2020 - ECON 103 D900
Principles of Microeconomics (4)
Class Number: 1733
Delivery Method: In Person
The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.
This is an introduction to microeconomics, a study of how people and firms behave and how they interact with each other. We will start with a small set of basic propositions (the principles) and learn how to put them together to create a surprisingly powerful, interesting and useful collection of theories that explain individual behaviours, group interactions, social practices and institutions, all the way to the most general ideas about how the world works.
- Maximization and Substitution
- The Law of Demand
- Demand and Exchange
- Cost and Cost Curves
- Supply and Market Equilibrium
- Choice over Time
- Labour Markets
- Market Power
- Imperfect Competition
- Online quizzes 10%
- Assignments 25%
- Midterm test 25%
- Final exam 40%
Douglas Allen, Economic Literacy: A Different Approach to Economic Principles, McInnes Creek Press, 2019
To find out what the textbook is about and to buy it at a good price, I suggest you visit the webpage: http://www.sfu.ca/~allen/MCPPage20193.htmlOn that page you will find:
· a link to the company that prints the book on demand;
· a link to the first four chapters online, so you can start reading the text while you wait for the book;
· a link to the answers to the odd numbered questions.
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