Upon completion of the course, students will have:
- gained an understanding of central microeconomic concepts, theories and models, which form the basis of the course and the science of economics.
- attained the ability to appreciate the complexity and scope of the determinants of microeconomic behaviour and equilibria outcomes in society.
- advanced their formal and intuitive knowledge regarding the construction and application of economic models to analyze decision-making processes and microeconomic outcomes.
Upon completion of the course, students will:
- have the ability to use different theories and models to analyze what drives economic actors in different situations.
- be capable of pursuing microeconomic analysis as part of a bachelor thesis.
- be able to critically evaluate and reflect upon key assumptions of individual microeconomic theories and models, and the science of economics in general.
- be able to identify the resource constraints, opportunity costs and cost-benefit trade-offs that are either explicitly or implicitly associated with any microeconomic decision-making context.
- be able to apply microeconomic tools as a basis for evaluating and developing economic decision-making strategies in the private and public sectors.
The second part of the course focuses on market failures, in particular those pertaining to externalities and informational asymmetries. Key questions addressed in the second part of the semester include: What is the fundamental source of the market failure? What is the consequences for consumers, producers, and economic efficiency? To what extent does the market failure require government intervention? How can one correct the market failure?
The third part of the course is applied, empirical microeconomic analysis: statistical analysis, regression, numeric simulations.
Specific sub-topics and the presentation sequence may vary from semester to semester, while the core themes discussed above are maintained. For further details, students should consult the official course syllabus posted on Canvas two weeks prior to the start of the semester .
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
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Method of work
Estimated hours of effort for the course:
- Lecture attendance: 46 hours
- Individual study of course material: 80 hours
- Practice problem sets: 70 hours
- Discussion sessions and office hours: 20 hours
- Miscellaneous (supplementary material/problems, etc.): 50 hours
- Examination: 4 hours
Total: 270 hours
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Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020