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ECOM-G310 Microeconomics 1, 5 sp 
Kod ECOM-G310  Giltighet 01.01.2017 -
Namn Microeconomics 1  Förkortning Micro 1 
Omfattning5 sp   
UndervisningsformFördjupade studier
  BedömningAllmän skala 
    Kan genomföras flera gångernej
Ansvarig enhet Magisterprogrammet i ekonomi 

Hannu Vartiainen 


Master’s Programme in Economics (General Track). Open to all.


First autumn term


After the course, the student should

  • Be familiar with the basics of consumer and firm decision making as well as the notion of economic equilibrium 
  • Be able to interpret economic behaviour using the decision theoretic framework and the equilibrium machiner
Studieavsnittets form 

The course consists of lectures (24 hours) and exercises either in separate sessions or integrated into the lectures. The lectures and exercise sessions are not mandatory. There is a written final exam and four internet quizzes based on the homework assignments. The homework assignments consist of mostly theoretical exercises.

Tidigare studier eller kunskaper 

Knowledge of the basic concepts of microeconomic theory.

Rekommenderade valfria studier 

Knowledge of basic analysis is certainly an advantage.


The course provides a cohesive picture of the core concepts and technical tools of classical microeconomics, in particular decision theory and the notion of a price mechanism. Emphasis will be on the implications and applications of the theory. Attention will be paid to the welfare consequences of rational choice and economic equilibrium. The areas of investigation include rational choice and its axioms, the theory of the firm, and aggregate demand and supply. The objective is to construct a notion of general economic equilibrium under which the welfare properties of the price mechanism can be evaluated.

Studiematerial och litteratur 

Jehle and Reny: Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3rd ed.) Chapters 1–5.

Bedömningsmetoder och kriterier 

The grade on a scale from 0 (fail) to 5 is based on the sum of points earned in the final exam and from the homework assignments and potential classroom activities. The points are scaled such that the maximum number of points is 100, of which 60 come from the final exam and 40 from the homework assignments and other activities. To pass the course, the student must earn at least 50 points in total and at least 30 points from the final exam.



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