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Advanced Microeconomic Analysis

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Course Information

Syllabus (pdf)

This course covers the core microeconomic theory necessary for the economics PhD. We will cover: the basics of constrained optimization; consumer preferences and utility; the consumer’s utility maximization problem; duality between expenditure and utility; uncertainty and risk aversion; theory of the firm; partial equilibrium; general equilibrium; game theory; monopoly and oligopoly.

The language of instruction for this course is English.

Textbooks and Learning Resources

The primary textbook for the first half of the course is Advanced Microeconomic Theory, 3rd Ed. by Jehle & Reny.

A more advanced and mathematically rigorous textbook, for those interested, is Microeconomic Theory by Mas-Colell, Whinston, and Green.

Lecture Slides

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Course Outline