Syllabus - University of Wisconsin Department of Economics...

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University of Wisconsin Department of Economics Economics 301: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Spring 2008 Korinna K. Hansen Office: 6414 Social Science Building Office Hours: E-Mail: [email protected] Monday 1:00 – 2:00 pm Phone: 262-6853 (Office) Wednesday 9:50-10:45 am Teaching Assistant : Aris Avgousti E-Mail : [email protected] Office : Social Science 7230 Phone : 262-1981 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to the major analytical and theoretical tools necessary for an advanced study of Microeconomics. It builds a bridge between the concepts introduced in Econ 101 (or Econ 111) and those which will be covered in the more advanced economics courses like International Trade, Public Finance, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Health Economics, etc. The emphasis will be on a rigorous development of theory using graphical analysis and multivariate calculus. The prerequisites for this course are any two introductory economics courses, and Math 221 or 211 (a semester of calculus, Math 221 is recommended). In this course we will explore how economists form and study microeconomic models to understand household and firm behavior. We will examine the virtues of a perfectly functioning marketplace, but we will also analyze possible imperfections in the market. TEACHING FORMAT Despite the large size of this class and the difficult, theoretical material we have to cover, I would like to try and keep it fresh and interesting for you with some group work and class participation. This course will apply the active learning format . For about 8 - 10 class meetings this semester we will follow a student-centered format and have a group class . Preparation for a group class starts well before the class period begins. You will receive a Learning Guide one or two classes in advance. The Learning Guide will include the Date, Reading Assignment, Problem Assignment and Objectives for the upcoming group class . You are expected to read this material, work out the
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course ECON 301 taught by Professor Hansen during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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