Fall 2022 - ECON 802 G100

Microeconomic Theory I (4)

Class Number: 3638

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

    We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 331. Offered once a year.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of the economic theory of market prices with reference to behavior of individual households, firms, and markets. Special emphasis will be placed on the implications of individual behavior for the allocation of resources.

COURSE DETAILS:

Graduate-level introduction to microeconomic theory. Material that will be covered includes: consumer choice, uncertainty, production theory, introduction to general equilibrium and, if time permits, topics from contract theory or asymmetric information.

Grading

  • Assignments (about 8) 20%
  • Midterm 35%
  • Final Exam 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Jehle, G. and P. Reny, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, 3rd edition, Pearson, 2011


RECOMMENDED READING:

Mas-Colell A., M. Whinston and J. Green, Microeconomic Theory, Oxford, 1996

Varian, H., Microeconomic Analysis, 3rd Edition, W.W. Norton, 1992


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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