21011syllabus

21011syllabus - UC Irvine Department of Economics 210A:...

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UC Irvine Department of Economics 210A: Microeconomic Theory I Fall 2011 Stergios Skaperdas Office: SSPA 3123 Phone: 824-4167 Email: sskaperd@uci.edu Secretary: Edna Mejia (SSPB 3289, 824-7137) Office Hours: Mondays 11-12, 2:30-3:30, or by appointment. This is the first quarter of the graduate Micro sequence. We will focus on the basic neoclassical theory of production and consumption, and will also cover some introductory ideas from general equilibrium and other topics. The main purpose of the course is to equip you with the basic tools that will allow you to analyze a broad range of economic problems on your own using the neoclassical approach. Acquiring the requisite technical competence and developing an intuitive grasp of each topic is usually a slow process (at least, this is true for most of us) that requires repetition and viewing of the same subject from different angles. Problem-solving is very important for the assimilation of the material covered in the course. You are encouraged to cooperate on the problem sets; much is
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