ECS1010.10.syl

ECS1010.10.syl - ECONOMICS S-1010 SUMMER 2010 M & W, at...

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ECONOMICS S-1010 HARVARD UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2010 ROBERT NEUGEBOREN M & W, at 6:30 – 9:30pm, TBA neugebor@fas.harvard.edu Section: Th, TBA TF: Rajiv Shankar; rshankar@fas.harvard.edu MICROECONOMIC THEORY http://www.isites.harvard.edu/k70613 DESCRIPTION Economics S-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. 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. ECS-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
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2010 for the course ECON ECON 1010 taught by Professor Robert during the Summer '10 term at Harvard.

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ECS1010.10.syl - ECONOMICS S-1010 SUMMER 2010 M & W, at...

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