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Diego Moreno

Economics, Economics-Law, Economics-International Studies, Business Administration (BA), BA-Law, BA-Computer Science, Firms and Technology, and Finance and Accounting.

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 Hall
J. Hey: Intermediate Microeconomics, McGraw-Hill.
R. Pindyck and D. Rubinfeld: Microeconomics, Prentice Hall.

The course grade will be calculated on the basis of the grades obtained in a midterm exam (ME) and in the (ordinary or extraordinary) comprehensive final exam (FE) according to the formula:
max{(0.4)*ME+(0.6)*FE, FE}.

Midterm Exam: March 18-22 (Consumer Theory)
    Ordinary Final Exam: Monday, May 27, 9:00-12:00 (Comprehensive)
    Extraordinary Final Exam: Monday, June 24, 9:00-12:00 (Comprehensive).

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