313.670.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    John Bridges
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • discuss how consumers and firms make decisions
    • demonstrate how they interact in the market place
    • assess the potential role of the government in correcting market failures.
  • Course Description
    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.
  • Intended Audience
    Health economics PhD students as well as PhD students in other departments interested in the subject area.
  • Methods of Assessment
    take-home problem sets, mid-term and final
  • Prerequisites
    an undergraduate course in calculus and economics or permission of instructor
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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