Spring 2023 - ECON 201 D200

Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Class Number: 3370

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • 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-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed to provide an understanding of microeconomic theory at the intermediate level.  The goal is to equip you with the basic terminology, analytical tools, and intuition to discuss and address microeconomic issues. The topics covered include consumer theory and production theory in competitive markets as well as an introduction to general equilibrium analysis.

Grading

  • Three problem sets (5% each) 15%
  • Two Midterm exams 40%
  • Final Exam 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Required Texts:

Varian, H.  Intermediate Microeconomics: With Calculus , First  edition, W. W. Norton, 2014.

Bergstrom, T. and H. Varian, Workouts in Intermediate Microeconomics, 9th edition, W.W. Norton, 2014.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

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