API_111_syllabus_2008

API_111_syllabus_2008 - Avery Miller API 111 Syllabus Fall...

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API 111 Syllabus Fall 2008 1 John F. Kennedy School of Government API-111 / Economics 2020a / HBS 4010 Microeconomic Theory I Fall 2008 Syllabus Faculty Information: Faculty: Chris Avery [email protected] KSG L208 Office Hours: TBA. 617-496-4063 Teaching Fellows: Sam Richardson Contact information will be distributed the first day of class and posted on the course web site. Location: The course meets Mon. and Wed. from 8:35 – 9:55 in L230 at the Kennedy School. IMPORTANT NOTE: There are two “Littauer” buildings at Harvard. The Economics Department is in one. The other is at the Kennedy School. Schedule: This course runs on the FAS course schedule. The first meeting will be on Monday, 9/15, and the last meeting will be on Tuesday, 12/17. The final exam will be during the January exam period, at the time chosen by FAS. Unfortunately, the date is not yet available. We will let you know the date as soon as it is published, but attendance at the final exam is mandatory. The review section schedule will be announced later. Web site: Relevant course materials will be posted on the FAS web site for this course: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~ec2020a/. Course Objectives: API 111 is the first semester in a year-long course in microeconomic theory that serves as an applied alternative to the more theoretical microeconomics sequence of Economics 2010a and 2010b. Intended primarily for students who anticipate doing original research employing the tools of microeconomic theory, this doctoral-level course is designed for the dual purposes of giving students a systematic grounding in microeconomics and preparing them to use economic models in their own research. It addresses the broad methodological topics of consumption theory, production theory, general equilibrium, industrial organization, information economics, and game theory. Course readings are chosen to demonstrate how each theoretical idea takes shape in published research on applied topics in microeconomics, organizational analysis and political science. The course is also listed in the Economics department as Economics 2020a and in the Business School as
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