EC992-7-SP-CO:
Advanced Microeconomics

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
20
11 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
EC403
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

MRESL10012 Economics,
MRESL100EK Economics,
MRESL100KE Economics,
MPHDL10048 Economics,
PHD L10048 Economics

Module description

This is module builds on EC403: MRes Microeconomics (pre-requisite), EC404: MRes Macroeconomics, EC466: MRes Econometrics and covers topics in decision theory, game theory, and contract theory with an emphasis on mathematical formalism. The module will introduces the basic mathematical framework and methods that are relevant to research in these topics. Students who wish to take this module without the MRes modules indicated above should contact the module instructor.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There are lectures and classes for this module. Lectures will cover key points and concepts relevant for understanding the topics of this module. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and academic support hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.

Bibliography

  • Fudenberg, Drew; Tirole, Jean. (c1991) Game theory, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
  • Muthoo, Abhinay. (1999) Bargaining theory with applications, New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Laffont, Jean-Jacques; Martimort, David. (c2002) The theory of incentives: the principal-agent model, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Osborne, Martin J. (2009) Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • SalaniĆ©, Bernard. (2005) The economics of contracts: a primer, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
  • Osborne, Martin J.; Rubinstein, Ariel. (c1994) A course in game theory, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
  • Mas-Colell, Andreu; Whinston, Michael Dennis; Green, Jerry R. (1995) Microeconomic theory, New York: Oxford University Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Test
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Whichever is the Greater: EITHER 50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark OR 100 per cent Exam Mark IF Coursework Mark is a pass or better

Reassessment

Whichever is the Greater: EITHER 50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark OR 100 per cent Exam Mark IF Coursework Mark is a pass or better

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jayant Ganguli
For further information, send a message to jganguli@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
Yes

External examiner

Dr Francis Kiraly
Newcastle University
Lecturer Economics
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 46 hours, 44 (95.7%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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