Summer 2019 - ECON 103 D900

Principles of Microeconomics (4)

Class Number: 1893

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SUR 2600, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 13, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

In this course, students study the behavior of how the individual modern household and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources. Topics covered include: supply, demand and prices; consumer theory; the theory of the firm under perfect competition, monopoly and other market structures; and market failure. Students will apply microeconomic tools to analyze market mechanisms that establish relative prices amongst goods and services and allocation of limited resources amongst many alternative uses.

Topics:

  • Basic Economic Concepts
  • Demand, Supply and Prices
  • Elasticity
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Producers in the Short Run & the Long Run
  • Market Structures
  • Market Failures and Government Intervention

Grading

  • Two midterms 40%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Final exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Iris Au, Jack Parkinson, Microeconomics: Third Canadian edition, (Looseleaf Student Value Edition with Sapling Plus), Worth publishers, 2018

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

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:

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