ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
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 a grade of 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. The waitlist is managed according to the standard departmental practice. Graduate students cannot enroll for this course before classes start. This is because the course is primarily for the undergraduates.

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)
 
11551
Open
12
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect sections 002-013. There will be two evening midterms on 2/14 and 3/19, 8-10pm.
002 (DIS)
P
11552
Open
1
11Hnrs (LSA or Departmental)
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Honors section
003 (DIS)
P
11553
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11554
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11555
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
20338
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11556
Open
4
 
-
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
17491
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
11557
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
11558
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
11559
Open
1
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
17220
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
21012
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0393927024
Intermediate microeconomics : a modern approach, Author: Hal R. Varian., Publisher: Norton 7. ed. 2006
Optional
ISBN: 0321277945
Microeconomics : theory & applications with calculus, Author: Jeffrey M. Perloff., Publisher: Pearson Addison Wesley Pearson in 2008
Optional
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