Spring 2023 - ECON 302 D100
Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)
Class Number: 3132
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
Instructor:Shih En Lu
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 will introduce students to game theory, an essential part of an economist’s toolbox for studying strategic behavior. It has wide applications in all branches of economics, as well as other disciplines such as political science, biology, and psychology. Related topics covered include choice under uncertainty, market power and information economics; externalities will also be studied.
- Problem sets 20%
- Writing Exercise 12.5%
- Midterm 25%
- Final 42.5%
Any one (or more) of the following (any edition is fine):
- Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, W.W. Norton.
- Perloff, Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Pearson.
- Besanko and Braeutigam, Microeconomics, Wiley.
- Goolsbee, Levitt and Syverson, Microeconomics, Worth Publishers.
- Eaton, Eaton and Allen, Microeconomics, Pearson Canada.
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