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1 ECON191 HONOURS MICROECONOMES SYLLABUS
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2 Course Objective Introduce an advanced approach in intermediate microeconomics based on strong background in introductory economics. Emphasis is given to the theoretical models, mathematical skills and how they together explain a variety of everyday examples. New concepts and analytical tools such as game theory, strategic analysis, asymmetric information and so forth will be introduced and applied to understand the economic problems in the real world. Critical thinking and active discussion are encouraged both in class and after class which are helpful for students to develop a spirit of critical analysis and then to come to their own conclusions.
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3 Textbook Microeconomics: A Modern Approach , 3 rd edition, by Andrew Schotter, 2001, Addison-Wesley
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4 Course Outlines Lecture 1 Introduction & Consumer Theory: Lecture 2 Demand Theory: Chapter 3 Lecture 3 Theory of the Firm: Lecture 4 Perfectly Competitive Markets: Lecture 5 Monopoly and Regulation: Mid-term exam Lecture 6 Game Theory: Lecture 7 Oligopoly: Chapter 11 Lecture 8 General Equilibrium: Lecture 9 Uncertainty: Chapter 14 Lecture 10 Information Economics: Chapter 16 Group Projects
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5 Assignments and Grading 5 assignments, 1 group project and 2 close book exams. Your final grade depends on: Assignments: 25% Group project: 10% Midterm: 30% Final: 35%
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6 Group Project 10 groups with no more than 7 students in each group. Identify a real world economic problem that can be better understood by applying the tools of microeconomics. The chosen topics must be approved by the instructor . Problem, analysis, and conclusions. 20 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for Q&A. Your active responses to other groups’ projects are highly appreciated and will be counted in the grade of your project.
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7 Rules and Requirements Regular class attendance and active participation in class discussions are strongly encouraged. Independent work on your written assignments and submission on time. Late homework will NOT be accepted. Strictly enforced classroom order. See the following slides.
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8 Conduct in the Classroom Classrooms are for learning. Teachers and students must work together so that the classroom is a good place to learn. You can help by following a few simple rules. These rules are mostly just common sense and common courtesy. By following them, you show respect to your fellow students as well as your teachers. Please try to get to class on time. When you come in late, you disrupt your class. As a general rule, if you are more than 10 minutes late, you should not enter the classroom. If you arrive late, but need to see the instructor or pick up lecture notes, please return at the end of the class period.
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9 Once in class, you should stay until the class is over. If you know you have to leave early, ask the
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course ECON 191 taught by Professor Chen during the Spring '08 term at HKUST.

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