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 textbook that offers a treatment closer to that of the course is:
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 Hall
J. Hey: Intermediate Microeconomics, McGraw-Hill.
R. Pindyck and D. Rubinfeld: Microeconomics, Prentice Hall.
The course grade is a weighted average of the grade in the final exam (60%), which consists of exercises and short conceptual questions and is common to all the groups, and the "class grade" (40%), which is allocated based on the grades obtained on several quizzes that will be given during the course. The course 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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