14.121 Microeconomic Theory I

Fall 2005

Microeconomics focuses on patterns of supply and demand.
Microeconomics focuses on patterns of supply and demand and the determination of price and output in individual markets. (Photo courtesy of Darren Hester.)

Course Highlights

This course features assignments and a complete reading list in the readings section. The final exam is also available.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory and is the first course in the microeconomic theory series. It is intended for graduate students in the economics program. Some components of the course are designed to teach material that all graduate students should know while others are used to introduce methodologies. Topics of recent interest will also be covered and may include: theories of production and individual choice (under certainty and uncertainty); markets and competition; tools of comparative statics and their application to price theory.
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Prof. Glenn Ellison

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session