14.121 Microeconomic Theory I

Fall 2008

Three five dollar bills on a green background.
Microeconomics focuses on patterns of supply and demand and the determination of price and output in individual markets. (Photograph courtesy of Darren Hester on Flickr.)

Course Description

This half-semester course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory designed to meet the needs of students in the economics Ph.D. program. Some parts of the course are designed to teach material that all graduate students should know. Others are used to introduce methodologies. Topics include consumer and producer theory, markets and competition, general equilibrium, and tools of comparative statics and their application to price theory. Some topics of recent interest may also be covered.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Parag Pathak

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
1 session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate