Economics 113
UCSD
Spring 2011
Prof. R. Starr
Problem Set 1
Chapter 2, Starrs General Equilibrium Theory. On page 13, make the following
corrections: (2.45) should read (2.29); (2.46) should read (2.30).
Assignment: Problems 2.2, 2.3
Chapter 3 (no errata)
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 2 Solutions
Due October 6, 2010 (Solutions Posted October 8, 2010)
1. True or False. Give a heuristic proof if true, counterexamples if not.
a. Non-satiation implies that a consumer always prefers one more slice of app
Chapter 2, Exercises 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.
2.1. General equilibrium consists of a wage rate w so that supply and demand are equated in
each of the active markets, oysters and labor/leisure. Household behavior is described as
choosing c, R to maximize u(c, R) sub
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Economics 113, UCSD
Ms. Stephanie Fried
Prof. R. Starr
Spring 2011
Practice Problem Set 2
(Not to be turned in)
General Equilibrium Theory: An Introduction, Draft 2nd edition
Chapter 7
Problems 7.17, 7.21, 7.22
Chapter 8
Problem 8.1
Chapter 9
Problems 9.1
7.17 Recall the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem for sequences: Let xi , i = 1, 2, 3, . . . be a bounded
sequence in RN . Then xi contains a convergent subsequence. Let x R, = 1, 2, 3, . . . x =
1
(1) + ( 2 ) .
1. Is x bounded? Explain.
2. Is x convergent? Exp
Economics 113, UCSD
Ms. Stephanie Fried
Prof. R. Starr
Spring 2011
Problem Set 3
General Equilibrium Theory: An Introduction, Draft 2nd edition
Chapter 11
Problems 11.4, 11.5, 11.6
Chapter 12
Problem 12.3, 12.5, 12.7, 12.8
11.4 Recall the following assumptions introduced with regard to the production technology sets for a typical rm j, Y j :
P.I.
P.II.
P.III.
P.VI
Y j is convex for each j.
0 Yj
Y j is closed.
Y j is a bounded set for each j H .
Maintaining these assumptions
Economics 113, UCSD
Ms. Stephanie Fried
Prof. R. Starr
Spring 2011
Problem Set 4
General Equilibrium Theory: An Introduction, Draft 2nd edition
Chapter 14:
14.9, 14.10, 14.11, 14.12, 14.18
Economics 113, UCSD
Ms. Stephanie Fried
Prof. R. Starr
Spring 2011
Problem Set 5
General Equilibrium Theory: An Introduction, Draft 2nd edition
Chapter 15:
15.1, 15.2, 15.3
Chapter 16
16.1
CB046/Starr
15.115.3
May 5, 2011
11:43
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15.1 Consider production without P.IV(b), but fullling P.IP.III and
P.IV(a). Formulate an example of Y 1 and Y 2 in R2 so that the set of
points attainable in Y 1 is not bounded.
Suggested Answer: Set r = (10, 10).
Economics 113
UCSD
Prof. R. Starr, Mr. Troy Kravitz
Winter 2010
Social Choice Theory Problem Set
1. Consider majority voting over pairwise alternatives subject to agenda
manipulation. Use the following voting rules and preference profiles.
There are three
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Take-Home Final Exam Instructions and Hints
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Take-Home Final ODD-ODD-ODD Answer Key
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Economics 113
UCSD
Prof. R. Starr, Mr. Troy Kravitz
Winter 2010
Social Choice Theory Problem Set
1. Consider majority voting over pairwise alternatives subject to agenda
manipulation. Use the following voting rules and preference profiles.
There are three
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 0
Due September 29, 2010 (Solutions Posted October 1, 2010)
Professor Michael Noel
University of California San Diego
1. Find the first and second derivatives for the following functions of x.
a. f(x) = a + bx + cx2 +
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 6 Solutions
Due November 2, 2010 (Solutions Posted November 5, 2010)
1. Lets get the Hicksian (compensated) demand functions for any Cobb-Douglas Utility function. Recall that the
expenditure minimization problem is:
m
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 7
Due November 9, 2010 (Solutions Posted November 12, 2010)
1. From problem set 4 question 3 you already have seen the following utility function:
U ( x, z ) = x + 2 z
a. Solve for the optimal consumption bundle, x* an
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 7
Due November 9, 2010 (Solutions Posted November 12, 2010)
1. From problem set 4 question 3 you already have seen the following utility function:
U ( x, z ) = x + 2 z
a. Solve for the optimal consumption bundle, x* an
Microeconomics
ECON 100A
Problem Set 8
Due November 16, 2010 (Solutions Posted November 19, 2010)
1. You have already worked out Hicksian demand curves for a variety of different utility functions. You
have already worked out the Marshallians and indirect
PPOL 506
Professor Thomas DeLeire
Handout for Lecture 1: Introduction
Outline
1. What is Microeconomics and why is it useful for policy analysts?
2. Course objectives
3. Examples of economic analysis for policy