Lecture 1 - ECONOMICS 100A Professor Rika Mortimer 1/20/09...

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ECONOMICS 100A Professor Rika Mortimer 1/20/09 Lecture 1 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. ANNOUNCEMENTS This is Economics 100A. This is microeconomic analysis. My name is Rika Mortimer and I’m the instructor for this class. I’m a visiting professor so I’m not usually here. Probably I’ll be here next year too. I got my PhD from Berkeley about 10 years ago (1998) and I specialize in industrial organization, antitrust, and health economics. Industrial organization is a branch of microeconomics and it is a study of strategic behavior, structure of market, industrial policy, and regulations. I also spoke about antitrust. This is law that prohibits business practices that restrict trade and also abusive behaviors by dominant companies. LECTURE Let us go over the syllabus first. My office hours are from 1:15 – 2:15pm right after class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am probably not here on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday. If you need to see me on those days, you need to make an appointment. My email is here as well. This course covers the major topics of intermediate microeconomic theory. It will include consumer and producer behavior, competitive markets, market power and strategic behavior, market failure and government interventions. Also, the Economics Department has created some learning goals for the economics majors. You can find the details on the website that I listed within the syllabus. These include critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, communication skills and lifetime learning skills. You all should have taken some introductory
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Lecture 1 - ECONOMICS 100A Professor Rika Mortimer 1/20/09...

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