In this site you will find information about the contents and the instructors of the course, as well as useful materials and references.
COORDINATOR: Diego Moreno
BACHELOR DEGREES: Economics, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Economics and Law, Business Administration and Law, Business Administration and Computer Science.
The course provides students with adequate instruments for the analysis of the behavior of the more representative economic agents: consumers and firms. The use of calculus makes these instruments functional and helps fixing the main ideas. Applications are discussed with the purpose of facilitating understanding and showing the potential of the analysis.
Student must be familiar with differential calculus.
The textbooks that offers a treatment closer to that of the course are:
Intermediate Microeconomics: An Intuitive Approach with Calculus, by Nechyba Thomas, Cengage Learning.
R. Serrano and M. Feldman: A Short Course in Intermediate
Microeconomics with Calculus, Cambridge UP.
Textbooks that offer a less formal treatment but provide more
motivation and examples are:
H. Gravelle and R. Rees: Microeconomics, Pearson-Prentice
J. Hey: Intermediate Microeconomics, McGraw-Hill.
R. Pindyck and D. Rubinfeld: Microeconomics, Prentice Hall.
The course grade is a weighted average of the grades in the final exam (worth 60%), which is common to all the groups, and in two midterm exams (each worth 20%) which will be given during the semester. The grade of the students who take the extraordinary exam will be that of the exam if it is larger than this weighted average.
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