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Mikroøkonomisk analyse

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

This course will cover the fundamental theories and models from the field of microeconomics and will introduce students to a host of applications of these microeconomic insights. The goal will be to provide students with a solid level of knowledge and understanding that will prepare them for the applied economics courses they will encounter later in the master program. To enhance students' understanding of the different theories, special attention will be paid to teaching relevant applications.

Topics (and examples of applications) covered in the course include:

  • Consumer, production theory and general equilibrium
  • Labor market applications
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Externalities and preference aggregation
  • Game theory and applications
  • Asymmetric information topics and applications

Læringsutbyte

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge 

The student

  • understands the main results from microeconomic (general) equilibrium theory and the theory of economic games and asymmetric information;
  • is acquainted with applications of these theories to a variety of real world problems;

Skills 

The student is able to

  • formulate small scale microeconomic models;
  • derive model predictions using optimization and equilibrium concepts central to microeconomics;
  • interpret how the assumptions of a microeconomics model influences the predictions it makes;
  • criticize and recognize (possibly testable) shortcomings of the presented models;

General competence

The student

  • has significantly increased the ability to think analytically and tackle complex problems;
  • manages to formulate precise questions about resource (mis)-allocation in strategic and non-strategic settings and understand the microeconomic tools to address these questions.

Krav til forkunnskapar

Students must have completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics or equivalent (subject to approval by the Department of Economics).

Krav til studierett

The course is oriented towards students in the Master¿s Programme in Economics, Professional Studies in Economics or Bachelor¿s Programme in Informatics-Mathematics-Economy but is open to visiting students upon approval of student request.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course will consist of 22 lectures of two hours (including breaks). During the lectures, the students will be given time to work on selected exercises.

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Pass/fail test after the first four mathematical lectures.

Students that do not pass (or do not attend) the test, get a single try at a related compulsory home assignment.

Vurderingsformer

Written exam (4 hours)

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen

Mathematical Formula Collection of K Sydsæter, A. Strøm and P. Berck or Mathematical Formulas for Economists of B Luderer, V. Nollau and K. Vetters and calculator. The following simple, non-programmable calculators without graphical display are allowed to be used for written tests:

All models of the type:

  • Casio FX-82, Casio FX-82ES PLUS or Casio FX-82EX
  • Hewlett-Packard HP30
  • Texas Instruments TI-30

The Department of Economics can conduct a sample of aids in the examination room.

Karakterskala

A-F

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester. Only students who have a valid document of absence will be entitled to take a new exam the following semester.

Emneevaluering

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

studieveileder@econ.uib.no

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Klokkeslett for oppstart av skoleeksamen kan endre seg fra kl 09.00 til 15.00 eller vice versa inntil 14 dager før eksamen. Skoleeksamen høsten 2020 vil foregå enten hjemme eller på campus. Se emnet på MittUiB for mer informasjon.

  • Vurderingsordning: Skuleeksamen

    Dato
    01.12.2020, 09:00
    Varigheit
    4 timer
    Trekkfrist
    17.11.2020
    Eksamenssystem
    Inspera
    Digital eksamen