Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MATHEMATICAL MICROECONOMICS (313.670.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Explores the essential topics of microeconomics: assumptions about markets, theory of the consumer, theory of the firm, market equilibrium, market failure, public goods, government intervention and game theory. Provides students with a graduate level introduction to microeconomics and will utilize both linear algebra and calculus. While discussion focuses predominately on first order conditions, students are encouraged to examine second order conditions, and other advanced theory and methods such as Kuhn-Tucker conditions, duality, and envelope theorems.
After completing this course, students should be able to discuss how consumers and firms make decisions; demonstrate how they interact in the market place; and assess the potential role of the government in correcting market failures.
Tue Thu 3:30 PM to 5:20 PM
an undergraduate course in calculus and economics or permission of instructor
Health economics PhD students as well as PhD students in other departments interested in the subject area.
Grading Policy: take-home problem sets, mid-term and final
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade