ECE1010-01 - WELCOME TO ECONOMICS E-1010: MICROECONOMIC...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–10. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
WELCOME WELCOME TO TO ECONOMICS ECONOMICS E E - - 1010 1010 : : MICROECONOMIC THEORY MICROECONOMIC THEORY Fall 2008 W, 7:35-9:35 Sever 213 Robert Neugeboren 51 Brattle St, Rm 522 TA: Rajiv Shankar W 3-4 and by app’t. rshankar@fas.harvard.edu neugebor@fas.harvard.edu Sections: Tu 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 Website: www.isites.harvard.edu/k39951
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Today’s Agenda Go Over Syllabus Requirements Policies Topics What is Microeconomics? An Example Next Time
Background image of page 2
Description Economics E-1010 presents the basic analytical tools of microeconomics. We will start by looking at the decision-making of individual consumers and ask how these decisions can be optimized, or improved. Next, we will look at how firms make and coordinate their decisions under varying market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Description Then we will look at strategic behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, making use of concepts from game theory such as Nash equilibrium. Finally, we will take up topics including (from among?) bargaining theory, information economics, externalities, public goods, and welfare analysis.
Background image of page 4
Description ECE-1010 is taught at the intermediate level and is appropriate for students who have already completed a first-year “principles” course in microeconomics. Mathematical preparation at the level of basic algebra is a prerequisite, and familiarity with first-year calculus will be of help. Students will learn the key tools and principles economists apply to understand a wide range of phenomena, using graphical representations, some math, and plain logic to present the important ideas and solve basic microeconomic problems.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Requirements 10% Sections. Attendance mandatory. 20% Problem Sets. 4, every 2-3 weeks. 30% Midterm Exam. November 5 . 40% Final Exam. January 21 . Graduate Credit: Additional material will be assigned on problem sets and exams.
Background image of page 6
Readings There are several good textbooks on intermediate microeconomics. Either of the following are recommended: Besanko & Braeutigam, Microeconomics , 3 rd (Wiley). Microeconomics,6 th (Prentice Hall). A good alternative is Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics . Students are expected to read the assigned chapters before the corresponding class session. From time to time, additional background references and supplementary readings may be assigned.
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Course Policies Academic Honesty Harvard takes matters of academic honesty very seriously. While you may discuss assignments with your classmates and others, make sure any written material you submit is your own work . Use of old course materials, including problem sets and exams from online sources, is prohibited .
Background image of page 8
Academic Honesty You should consult the Official Register of the Harvard Extension School and the website http://www.extension.harvard.edu to familiarize yourself with the possible serious consequences of academic dishonesty. Late Policy
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 10
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 54

ECE1010-01 - WELCOME TO ECONOMICS E-1010: MICROECONOMIC...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 10. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online