SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentIntegrated Curriculum by Dept. of Economics
Course NameMicroeconomics
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteEconomic Analysis、Economics、Intro Microeconomics、Introduction to Economics、Principle of Economics
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Course Outline:

  1. Syllabus, Course Map, Introduction (Week 1)

  2. The Market- Demand and Supply (Week 2,3)

  3. Consumer Theory (Week 3,4,5)

  4. Mathematics for Microeconomics (Week 5,7)

  5. Consumer Theory – Utility Maximization (Week 8,9)

  6. Producer Theory (Week 10, 12,13)

  7. Competitive Markets (Week 14-16)

  8. Uncertainty

  9. Monopoly

  10. Game Theory

  11. Oligopoly

  12. General Equilibrium and Economic Efficiency

  13. Externalities and Public Goods

  14. Markets with Asymmetric Information

Topics 1-7 will be covered during the fall semester. Topic 8 will be covered if time permits, otherwise it will be taught in spring along with the remaining topics. Topic 9-14 will be continued in spring.

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Your class participation is required. Notice regarding this class will be sent to you by e-mail. Therefore please make sure you check your university e-mail and act accordingly.  Class materials will be uploaded to the course webpage on


No request of early final exam will be permitted.


The grade will be based on class participation (5%), quizzes (15%), one project (10%), two midterm exams (each 20%), and an accumulative final exam (30%).

  • Problem Sets and Quizzes (15%):

Problem sets will be given out every week after the lecture. Please study the class materials along with the problem sets. There will be no more than 5 quizzes given in lecture during the semester. Each quiz will contain questions similar to those in the problem set given to you in the previous week.  No notice of a quiz will be given in advance.

  • Project (10%): Due 2020/01/07

Project Presentation: 2020/01/07

This project will help you think about how the economic models you learned in class could be applied to real life. Details of the project will be given to you after the first midterm.

  • Midterm I (20%): Date 2019/10/15.

  Midterm II (20%): Date 2019/11/19.

  • Final Exam (30%): Date 2019/12/31.

The dates stated above are just estimated timing as the actual dates depend on the process of the class. The actual date of exams will be announced in class.

Textbook & Reference

Microeconomics: Theory and Application  with Calculus by Jeffrey M. Perloff, 2017 4th edition.

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