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Principles of Microeconomics

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Alexey Kushnir,

Nicholas Muller,

Onur Kesten,


Undergraduate Economics


Additional Major in Economics, Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, B.S. in Economics and Statistics, Minor in Economics

Course Description

FALL & SPRING A one-semester course that teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics. Students will learn how microeconomic analysis can explain market successes, market failures, and how government intervention might improve outcomes.   In addition to an investigation of firm behavior and consumer behavior, attention will be paid to:  Game Theory, Behavioral Economics, Economics of Time and Risk, Economics of Information, Experimental Economics, and Auctions and Market Design.   Students will also learn how to integrate basic data analysis and statistics. Not open to students who have received credit for 73-100. (Lecture, 2 hours; Recitation, 1 hour).


Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk