Fall 2022 - ECON 302 D100

Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)

Class Number: 3652

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • 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 8, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will introduce students to game theory, an essential part of an economist’s toolbox for studying strategic behavior. It has wide applications in all branches of economics, as well as other disciplines such as political science, biology, and psychology. Related topics covered include choice under uncertainty, market power and information economics; externalities will also be studied.

Grading

  • Lecture attendance 11%
  • Problem sets 18%
  • Writing exercise 11%
  • Midterm 22%
  • Final Exam 38%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Any one (or more) of the following (any edition is fine):

- Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, W.W. Norton.

- Perloff, Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Pearson.

- Besanko and Braeutigam, Microeconomics, Wiley.

- Goolsbee, Levitt and Syverson, Microeconomics, Worth Publishers.

- Eaton, Eaton and Allen, Microeconomics, Pearson Canada.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

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