3101_Spring_2010

3101_Spring_2010 - University of Minnesota Intermediate...

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University of Minnesota Intermediate Microeconomics 3101 Section 004 Spring Semester -2010 Lecture: Wed 5:30 8 pm Blegen 145 Contact Information Instructor: Aldo Rustichini O ce location: Hanson Hall E-mail address: aldo.rustichini@gmail.com Textbook The assigned textbook is Intermediat e Microeconomics : A Moder n Approach , by Hal R. Varian. 7th edition. ISBN: 978-0-393-92702-3. Course Description This course develops the skills necessary in order to analyze microeconomic issues. It will provide a rigorous formalization of economic concepts encountered in Econ 1101 (Principles of Microeconomics) through various mathematical methods. Topics covered include: behavior of households, firms, and industries under cooperative and monopolistic conditions; factors affecting production, price, and other decisions of the firm; economic efficiency and welfare. The tools developed in this course will also be useful for students taking upper division economics courses. Prerequisites Students must have successfully completed Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 1101), Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 1102), and Calculus I (Math 1271). Coursework There will be a midterm, and a final exam.
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Exams Instructions for exams may vary but will be announced as needed before each exam. Communication with other students, use of unauthorized resources, copying, and other forms of cheating during exams will not be tolerated. As with homework, grading objections must be resolved by specifying the objection in writing and returning the exam to the instructor within a week of receiving the exam. The midterm will be held in class on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the second hour of class. No make-up exam will be given for the midterm. Only in the event that there are documented special circumstances (e.g. illness) will the final exam score count for the missed midterm.
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