UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
COURSE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE
ECO 2144 - Microeconomic Theory I
Fall 2007
professor:
office:
telephone:
email:
Pierre Brochu
55 Laurier, 10105
562-5800 (1424)
[email protected]
room:
schedule:
SITE G0103
M 14:30-16:00
TH 16:00-17:30
office hours: M 13:00-14:00
TH 14:30-15:30
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course builds on the foundations of ECO1104. It explores the decision making
process of consumers and firms, and examines the determination of prices in individual
markets. The impact of government on market outcomes will also be explored.
PREREQUISITES
The prerequisites for this course are ECO1102, ECO1104, MAT1300 and MAT1302.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS
Besanko, David and Ronald R. Braeutigam. Microeconomics, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ:
John Riley and Sons, Inc., 2005.
Rockett, Catherine. Study Guide to Accompany Microeconomics Second edition by David
Besanko and Ronald R. Braeutigam. Hoboken, NJ: John Riley and Sons, Inc., 2005.
Both textbook and study guide are available at Agora Bookstore and Internet Café, 145
Besserer street. The two items can be purchased as a package deal, or they can be
purchased individually.
With the purchase of the textbook you will be given a registration code that will allow
you to access online resources, i.e. Wiley Plus. It provides an online version of the text,
interactive simulations and some problems with their respective solutions.
Note: Wiley Plus, which includes an electronic version of the text, can be purchased
separately or with the study guide.
EVALUATION
Best midterm
Worst midterm
Final exam
35%
15%
50%
The midterms will be written in class on Thursday October 11th, and Monday
November 12th.
The final exam will be cumulative, the midterms are not.
No make-up exams or extra assignments will be provided for student who do poorly.
There will no make-up midterms. If you miss a midterm AND HAVE A VALID
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, the weight assigned to the missed midterm (15%) will be
transferred to the other midterm (+5%) and to the final (+10%).
COURSE OUTLINE AND READING LIST
Introduction to Microeconomics
Consumer Theory
Production and Cost Theory
Perfectly Competitive Markets
Monopoly
Chapters 1 and 2
Chapters 3, 4 and 5
Chapters 6, 7 and 8
Chapters 9 and 10
Chapter 11
Note: the course outline and required readings are subject to change.
GENERAL COMMENTS
Class notes will not be made available to students. If you miss a class, I encourage you to
ask a fellow student about the content missed and borrow their notes.
Students are greatly encouraged to try as many problems from the study guide (and
textbook) as possible. If you would like to have your answers checked, you can hand
them in to the T.A. He or she will also be holding regular office hours during the term.
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