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Course 2008-2009 a.y.

8076 - ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS


MM-LS - AFC-LS - CLAPI-LS - CLEFIN-LS - CLELI-LS - DES-LS - CLG-LS - M-LS - IM-LS - ACME-LS - EMIT-LS
Department of Economics

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

MM-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - AFC-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLAPI-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLEFIN-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLELI-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - DES-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLG-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - M-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - IM-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - ACME-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - EMIT-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI)
Course Director:
ALDO MARIA MONTESANO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ALDO MARIA MONTESANO


Course Objectives

This course introduces some topics of Microeconomics: the goal is to provide students with the analytical tools and the cultural elements needed to effectively understand the current economic literature and its debates.


Course Content Summary
  • Choice and time: Intertemporal consumer choice, Intertemporal choice under uncertainty, Sequential choice, Non expected utility models.
  • Topics in partial equilibrium: a dynamical analysis of partial equilibrium, Monopoly with price discrimination, Monopolistic competition.
  • Topics in general equilibrium: General equilibrium with production, the non-substitution theorem, General equilibrium without the free-disposal assumption, Regular economies, Uniqueness of equilibrium, Stability analysis with and without tâtonnements, Comparative statics analysis, the core of an economy, General equilibrium with time and uncertainty, Overlapping generations models.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Written Exam.

Textbooks
  • A. MONTESANO, Teaching notes
  • H.R. VARIAN, Microeconomic Analysis, New York, Norton, 1992, 3a ed.
  • A. MAS-COLLEL, M.D. WHINSTON, J.R. GREEN, Microeconomic Theory, New York, Oxford University Press, 1995.
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