Fall 2022 - ECON 803 G100
Microeconomic Theory II (4)
Class Number: 3640
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3611, Burnaby
1 778 782-4669
Prerequisites:ECON 802. Offered once a year.
The course subsequent to ECON 802 which covers advanced Microeconomic theory on a dynamic and general equilibrium basis.
This course covers the fundamental topics of decision theory and game theory. We will then apply these basic topics to situations involving asymmetric information, including insurance and education.
The outline is as follows:
- Behaviour under Uncertainty; Expected Utility Theorem
- Simultaneous Move Games; Extensive Form Games; Repeated Games
- Adverse Selection, Signalling, Screening.
- Assignments 20%
- Midterm 40%
- Final Exam 40%
There will be one mid-term examination, date TBA, with a weight of 40%, and a final, with a weight of 40%. There will be assignments in most weeks, with a total weight of 20%. These will be marked and taken up by the TA.
Mas-Colell, A., Whinston, M.D. and Green, J.R., Microeconomic Theory, Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 978-019-507 3409
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