ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Fall 2014, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics

Details

Course Note:
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.
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:

Description

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.

Course Requirements:

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. Students will be evaluated on the basis of homeworks and exams.

Intended Audience:

This course is primarily for undergraduate students who are planning on declaring a major or a minor in Economics.

Graduate students cannot enroll for this course before classes start because the course is primarily for the undergraduates.

It is important that students come into the course with a sufficient mathematical background. This is why the mathematics prerequisites are enforced strictly.

Class Format:

There will be lectures as well as regular sections. Students can practice problem solving in the sections.

Schedule

ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11347
Open
8
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect sections 002-012;Midterms dates: October 2nd and Nov. 6, 8-10pm.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11348
Open
1
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11349
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11350
Open
1
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11351
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11352
Open
1
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11353
Open
1
 
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TuTh 5:30PM - 6:30PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11354
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11355
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
18999
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
11356
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
20411
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
20412
Open
3
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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