Universität Wien FIND

040059 UK Microeconomics for Students of Economics (BA) (2019S)

12.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 200 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 06.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 07.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 07.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 14.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 21.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 28.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 28.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 04.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 04.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 02.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 09.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 09.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 23.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 29.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 06.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 24.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Bachelor students become familiar with the basic tools and models of microeconomic analysis. At the end of the semester, students are able to apply equilibrium analysis, the principles of optimizing behavior, and comparative statics to simple economic questions in the framework of perfectly competitive markets.

Contents: Preferences and utility functions, utility maximization problems, demand functions, equivalent and compensating variation; production technology, cost functions, profit maximization, supply function; perfectly competitive markets, demand and supply, competitive equilibrium, general equilibrium, welfare theorems; imperfectly competitive markets, monopoly, price discrimination; if time permits decisions under risk.

Method: The lecturer presents the main contents and introductory examples in class. The focus of the lecture, however, is on the difficulties that students encounter when going through the materials. Students are expected to prepare before every lecture with help of precise readings and questions specified in advance. Materials and problem sets are available in the Moodle platform. Part of the problems are discussed in class either in groups or with student presentations. Students are expected to turn in some of the problems solved in class for credit at the end of the lecture.

Assessment and permitted materials

Two closed-book, written exams (midterm and final) and a class grade. In class students are expected to actively participate in the discussion of problems and have often the possibility to turn in some of the questions for credit. These are specified during the lecture.

Exam dates:
--> Midterm on Thursday May 2nd, 2019 from 16:45 to 18:15 in lecture room 6 (1st floor)
--> Final on Thursday June 27th, 2019 from 15:00 to 16:30 in lecture room 1 (ground floor)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The different exams and problems will contribute as follows to the final grade: Midterm 30%; Final 40%; Problems 30% (whereby the best two problem grades count 10% and the two lower grades count 5%).

For a minimum passing grade students need 50% of total points. Grading will be as follows: 0-49% - fail; 50-59% - pass; 60-69% - satisfactory; 70-84% - good; 85-100% - very good.

Examination topics

All contents and material presented in class and made available in the course platform.

Reading list

-> David Besanko, Ronald Braeutigam, Microeconomics, Wiley.
-> Robert Frank, Microeconomics and Behavior, McGraw Hill.
-> Thomas Nechyba, Microeconomics: An Intuitive Approach with Calculus, South Western.
-> (in German) Robert Pindyck, Daniel Rubinfeld, Mikroökonomie, Pearson.

Association in the course directory

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