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Microeconomic References

The references for PPG 1002 are all from:

Varian, Hal R., Intermediate Microeconomics, A Modern Approach, Eighth Edition, New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2010.

Lecture Outline (Benjamin)

Introduction and Overview (2 hours)

 

Chapter 1, The Market

 

The Theory of Consumer Behavior (12 hours)

 

Chapter 2, Budget Constraint

 

Chapter 3, Preferences

 

Chapter 4, Utility

 

Chapter 5, Choice

 

Chapter 6, Demand

 

Chapter 8, Slutsky Equation

 

Chapter 9, Buying and Selling (+ Labor Supply)

 

Chapter 10, Intertemporal Choice

 

Chapter 14, Consumer’s Surplus

 

Chapter 15, Market Demand

 

PPG 1002H, Fall 2008, Syllabus Page 4 of 4

 

Perfect Competition in an Exchange Economy (5 hours)

 

Chapter 16, Equilibrium

 

Chapter 31, Exchange

 

Chapter 33, Welfare

 

The Theory of Firm Behavior (6 hours)

 

Chapter 18, Technology

 

Chapter 19, Profit Maximization

 

Chapter 20, Cost Minimization

 

Chapter 21, Cost Curves

 

Chapter 22, Firm Supply

 

Chapter 23, Industry Supply

 

Imperfect Competition: Monopoly (3 hours)

 

Chapter 24, Monopoly

 

Chapter 25, Monopoly Behavior

 

Game Theory and Strategic Interaction (3 hours)

 

Chapter 28, Game Theory

 

Chapter 29, Game Applications

 

Externalities and Public Goods (3 hours)

 

Chapter 34, Externalities

 

Chapter 36, Public Goods

 

Uncertainty and Imperfect Information (3 hours)

 

Chapter 12, Uncertainty

 

Chapter 37, Asymmetric Information

 

 

 

Lecture Outline (Baker)

 

All chapter references are to Varian’s textbook

1. Introduction

Chapter 1

2. Consumer Theory

Chapter 2: The Budget Constraint

Chapter 3: Preferences

Chapter 4: Utility

Chapter 5: Choice

Chapter 6: Demand

Chapter 8: Slutsky Equation

Chapter 9: Buying and Selling

Chapter 14: Consumer Surplus

Chapter 15: Market Demand

3. The Theory of the Firm

Chapter 18: Technology

Chapter 19: Profit Maximization

Chapter 20: Cost Minimization

Chapter 21: Cost Curves

Chapter 22: Firm Supply

Chapter 23: Industry Supply

4. Equilibrium in a Perfectly Competitive Economy

Chapter 16: Equilibrium

Chapter 31: Exchange

5. Other Topics

Chapter 24: Monopoly

Chapter 25: Monopoly Behaviour

Chapter 34: Externalities

Chapter 36: Public Goods

Chapter 33: Welfare

 


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