[ 572ECTMMICK15 ] KS Microeconomic Theory

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Economics Susanne Pech 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)Fach Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Fach Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre und Fach Kernkompetenzen I aus Volkswirtschaftslehre
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Business and Economics 2015W
  • Students will expand on their knowledge of microeconomics and explore the material more in-depth
  • Students will learn and better understand base theory of microeconomics; material all economists should be well familiar with
Subject The course will first focus on consumer theory, incl. a review and in-depth study of mathematical methods. The course will then explore new topics that play a key role in the field of microeconomics and expand on material from the course "Ökonomische Entscheidungen und Märkte". Advanced theoretical models will be discussed which, for example, try to explore the optimal behavior of market participants in regards to asymmetric information or uncertainty decisions.
Criteria for evaluation Comprehensive final examination
Methods Lecture by instructor
Language German
Study material
  • Varian, "Intermediate Microeconomics", 8th Edition, 2010.
  • PP slides presented by the instructor in class
  • supplementary:
    • Varian, "Microeconomic Analysis", 3rd edition, 1992.
    • Sydsaeter/Hammond, "Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis", 3rd edition, 2008.
    • Pindyck/Rubindfeld, "Microeconomics", 7th edition, 2009.
Changing subject? No
Further information
  • This course will be offered only during the Winter Semester.
  • Parallel to this course, students are encouraged to enroll in the IK course of the same name
  • This course expands on material taught on mircoeconomics in the KS and IK course "Ökonomische Entscheidungen und Märkte"
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority