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ECON 7010-001 Microeconomic Theory 1
ECON 7010: MICROECONOMIC THEORY 1
COURSE SYLLABUS
FALL 2012
Instructor: Jin-Hyuk Kim
Office: Economics 14B
Email: [email protected]
Lectures: MW 12-1:15PM, Economics 119
Office Hours: Mondays 3-5PM (or by appointments)
This course is the first of two semester courses that introduce basic concepts and tools
used in modern economic analysis. We will cover basic optimization techniques,
classical consumer and producer theory, and decision-making under uncertainty.
These are the foundations of economics─regardless of whether you do micro or
macro; theoretical or empirical work─to understand the literature and conduct
research on your own.
In terms of grading, there will be two midterms and a final exam, where the
midterms are not cumulative, but the final is. Each midterm will count 3/10 and the
final will count 4/10 of your final grade. Final letter grades will be assigned using
natural cut-off points given a final distribution. It is important to note that missed
exam(s) will result in a zero unless there is a special circumstance such as medical or
family emergencies.
The textbook is Microeconomic Theory by Mas-Colell et al. (required), and
Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists by de la Fuente (optional). There
is also a course packet for your reference (available at CU Bookstore).
Tentative Schedule
1. Optimization Theory (de la Fuente Chapters 1-7)
Midterm 1
2. Consumer Theory (MWG Chapters 1-4)
Midterm 2
3. Producer Theory (MWG Chapter 5)
4. Uncertainty (MWG Chapter 6)
Final Exam
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