ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 116, 121, 156, 175, 176, 185, 186, 215, 295, or 296; with C or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 101 and 102.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The subject of this course are individuals' and firms' economic choices, and the way in which these choices interact in markets. We shall also discuss ways in which the performance of markets can be evaluated. The course will emphasize theory over data. Empirical methods are taught in other courses, but the theories developed here form the basis of much empirical work. We shall use mathematical tools such as graphs, equations, and calculus. In comparison to ECON 101 we cover a somewhat broader range of topics, and we cover these topics in more analytical depth.

It is important that students come into the course with a sufficient mathematical background. This is why the mathematics prerequisites are enforced strictly. This course is very work intensive with weekly required problem sets, two midterms and a final. Students who want to take this course should plan their semester so that they have sufficient time for the work required by this course.

This course tends to close quickly during registration. Please note that the number of students in the lecture or in any single section will not be increased and that the students cannot switch sections. However, the course remains open until the second week of the semester. Many students drop the course. Once a student drops the course, a new seat opens up. This seat is available to the first person to claim it. There is no waitlist and there are no overrides. Graduate students cannot enroll for this course before classes start. This is because the course is primarily for the undergraduates.

Please note that the midterm exams will be 8-10 PM on Feb 12 and Mar 19.

For textbook information, please visit the ECON Textbook Information Website. A syllabus with further information about the course, the textbook, and the dates of midterms and final exam will be posted at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tborgers/Teaching.html .

ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11691
Open
52
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect sections 002-013. MIDTERM EXAMS will be Feb 12 and Mar 19 from 8-10 PM.
002 (DIS)
P
11692
Open
7
11Hnrs (LSA or Departmental)
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Honors section
003 (DIS)
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11693
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
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11694
Open
12
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
11695
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
22679
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11696
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
18651
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
11697
Open
24
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
11698
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
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11699
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
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18327
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
23710
Open
4
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0321277945
Microeconomics : theory & applications with calculus, Author: Jeffrey M. Perloff., Publisher: Pearson Addison Wesley 2008
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