ECON 2201-003 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory – Fall 2009
Instructor: Maroula Khraiche
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the best way to contact me)
Class Time and Place: Tu 6:00PM - 8:45PM – Mont 221
Oﬃce Hours: 4:00-6:00pm, Tu, Mont 444
Microeconomics (7th edition) by Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld.
MyEconLab includes interactive problem sets, tutorials, and news to support this course. (More on
how to access this in class)
Keys to Success:
1. Come to every class and take notes carefully.
2. Buy the book and read every assigned chapter.
3. Practice all relevant assignments before an examination.
4. Check your e-mail! This is how I will contact you outside of class, in case there are any changes
to the schedule.
This course will introduce you to fundamental concepts in microeconomics that you will build on in
your future economics coursework. Topics covered include consumer theory, ﬁrm’s proﬁt maximization,
eﬃcient markets, welfare economics and game theory. We will use basic calculus, algebra and graphical
analysis to study these topics as well as economic intuition. In addition to basic models, we will look
at real world examples to better understand the theories introduced.
Quiz 1 10%
Quiz 2 10%
Final Exam (cumulative) 30%
Students who have an unexcused absence on the day of a quiz, or midterm will receive a zero for it.
No makeups will be given.
**The syllabus and grading plan are subject to change with appropriate notice to the class. Pay attention
during class and check your e-mail in case such changes are announced.**
Sep 01 Chapter 2: The Basics of Supply and Demand
Sep 08 Chapter 3: Consumer Behavior
Sep 15 Chapter 4: Individual and Market Demand
Sep 22 Quiz 1
Chapter 6: Production
Sep 29 Chapter 7: The Cost of Production
Oct 06 Chapter 8: Proﬁt Maximization and Competitive Supply
Oct 13 Chapter 9: The Analysis of Competitive Markets
Oct 20 Midterm
Oct 27 Chapter 10: Market Power: Monopoly and Monopsony
Nov 03 Chapter 11: Pricing with Market Power
Nov 10 Chapter 12: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Nov 17 Quiz 2
Chapter 13: Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
Nov 24 Fall Break
Dec 01 Chapter 16: General Equilibrium and Economic Eﬃciency
Dec 08 Chapter 18: Externalities and Public Goods
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