Summer 2022 - ECON 302 D100
Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)
Class Number: 2762
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 16, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 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 is meant to teach interactions between economic agents and understand the economic incentives that come into play under different circumstances such as the presence of externalities, the lack of information, uncertainty and their relevance in the analysis of market failures. The course will be structured as follows:
Part 1: Introduction (demand, supply, Pareto efficiency, competitive equilibrium)
Part 2: monopoly and discrimination
Part 2: externalities and public goods
Part 4: Game theory: Nash equilibrium, pure strategies, mixed strategies
Part 5: Uncertainty
Part 6: Adverse selection
Part 7: Moral hazard
Topics: market failures, uncertainty, Monopoly, game theory
- Midterm 25%
- Final exam 45%
- 3 in-class quizzes (10 percent each) 30%
Note: the assessment is subject to changes announced during the first week of classes
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
All materials will be posted on canvas, and lectures will be given in person. Tutorials will be delivered in person and problem sets solutions will be made available on canvas.
“Intermediate Microeconomics: a modern approach”, by Hal R. Varian (any edition)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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