Spring 2024 - ECON 201 D200

Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Class Number: 5130

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Thu, 9:30–11:20 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2024
    Wed, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; MATH 157 with a minimum grade of C-.



Aspects of microeconomic theory involving competitive markets. Topics include the behavior of households and firms, partial equilibrium analysis of product and factor markets, and general equilibrium. Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Description: This course studies microeconomic theory at the intermediate level. The aim is to provide you with the basic terminology, analytical tools, and intuition to discuss and address economic issues. This course is intended to cover the essential tools for your career as an economist and to pursue further economic studies, but will work to relate the material to real world examples. We will discuss consumer theory and producer theory in perfectly competitive markets, as well as introducing general equilibrium analysis.
The expectation is this course will be delivered as an in-person class. That means that you will be expected to be able to attend classes. Audio from the lecture will be made available if feasible. You will also need to ensure that you are able to access the internet as Quizzes will take place via Canvas and Assignments will need to be submitted through Crowdmark

Prerequisites: ECON 103 and 105; Math 157. Students with credit for ECON 301 cannot take ECON 201 for further credit.


  • Class/Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Canvas Quizzes (Best 10 of 11) 10%
  • Assignments (4 in Total) 30%
  • Open Book/Note Midterm Exam 20%
  • Open Book/Note Final Exam 30%


Note: Weight of Midterm will be replaced by Final if higher mark on Final



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
All students are expected to read and understand SFU’s policies with regard to academic dishonesty (S 10.02 and S 10.03). These policies are available at the following web addresses: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-02.html
and http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-03.html


Perloff, J. Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus [5th ed, 2019]. Pearson eBook. 978-0134899589.


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.


Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html