L1Intro - Introduction to Microeconomics Lecture 1...

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Introduction to Microeconomics Lecture 1 Introduction Simon Cowan, MT 2007
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Outline Course arrangements What is economics? Techniques and tools Demand and supply Household choice
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Teaching arrangements These lectures are at 11 am on Mondays and Tuesdays of Weeks 1 to 8 The lectures continue into the first two weeks of Hilary Term Tutorials and classes will be organized by your college tutors The webpage has the course materials (reading list, lecture notes in pdf form and as Powerpoint Files) http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/Intra/Under/Prelims/PreMicro/MicPre.html Intranet on the Department’s website From the Intranet you can find past exam papers through OXAM. The current course was first examined in June 2007. There are also two specimen examination papers on the Intranet
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Arrangements (ii) Today and tomorrow you will receive printed handouts from me, but thereafter you should print them yourself: please bring your own copies of the relevant handouts to each lecture Simple mathematics is integrated into the teaching and will be taught as we go along. The key thing is to see how to use the mathematics to address the economics problems, and to practise this yourself
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Households 1. Introduction 2. Preferences, utility and choice 3. Maths: Algebra 4. Maths: Lines and Graphs 5. Choices in action 6. Measuring the impact of changes 7. Maths: Sequences, Series and Limits 8. Maths: Functions Firms 1. Firms, Production and Costs 2. Perfect Competition 3. Maths: Differentiation 4. Maths: Optimisation 5. Monopoly and Oligopoly 6. Factors of Production and Factor Markets 7. Maths: Partial Differentiation 8. Maths: Optimisation Problems with One or more variables Markets (Hilary Term) 1. General Equilibrium 2. Welfare; Externalities 3. Maths: Constrained Optimisation and Applications 4. Maths: Constrained Optimisation
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