The course contains the following parts: (i) theory of consumer behavior, (ii) theory of producer behavior, and (iii) market theory. In part (i) the basic concepts in consumer theory are introduced and used to study the demand for goods and services. In part (ii) we look at the firm's demand for inputs and supply of output, using theories of cost minimization and profit maximization. Part (iii) analyzes markets with an emphasis on imperfect competition (monopoly and oligopoly).
The course gives an introduction to modern microeconomic theory of consumer and firm behavior and the functioning of markets under perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly.
Upon completion of the course, the student shall:
- Have knowledge about the key models in consumer, producer, and market theory
- Be able to use microeconomic theory to analyse relevant problems
- Be able to communicate microeconomic analysis in a clear way
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Spring. Offered spring 2019
Kjetil Bjorvatn and Sissel Jensen, Department of economics.