Course Detail

Accelerated Microeconomics (33002)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Topel, Robert
  • Content
    This course is an advanced alternative to Business 33001. The course will cover much of the same ground at Business 33001, but in greater depth, with more advanced analytical tools, and with more applications. We will cover a number of topics that are not typically covered in Business 33001, such as economic growth, behavior under uncertainty, the determinants income distribution, vertical contractual relations and pricing strategies, antitrust, and economic policy.
    Format
    • Lectures

    • Group Projects

  • Prerequisites
    A course in intermediate microeconomics at the university level is useful but not essential. In addition, students should be comfortable using basic mathematical tools such as graphing curves, solving simple systems of equations, and basic calculus.
  • Materials
    Detailed lecture notes are distributed weekly. There will also be a supplemental, non-required text, most likely Microeconomics with Calculus by Jeffrey Perloff.
  • Grades
    All assignments other than the final exam are to be completed in groups of 4-5 students. There are weekly assignments and a take-home midterm.
    Grades
    • Graded homework assignments

    Assessment & Testing
    • Midterm

    • Final exam (in class)

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2021Section: 33002-01M 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC03In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2021Section: 33002-81M 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center404Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
Description and/or course criteria last updated: August 5 2021