Advanced Microeconomics I

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Advanced Microeconomics I
Spring 2023
Taught By: Marjan Fadavi Ardekani and Ali Khan
Section: A

CRN: 3842

Credits: 3

This course surveys modern economic theory as it pertains to the allocation of resources over time in multi-agent societies. Particular attention will be paid to the formal mathematical expression of economic ideas such as the market, competition, interaction, technological efficiency, good allocations, distortions: in short, the ability to give a loose economic intuition a coherent logical meaning. In terms of an overview of the list of topics, the course develops modern microeconomic theory in the following order: the theory of the individual producer; the theory of the individual consumer; Kuhn-Tucker theory including basic results in the theory of linear programming; the two-sector model of general equilibrium; existence of competitive equilibria Pareto optimal allocations; intertemporal allocation; externalities and public goods; core allocations and Nash equilibria of games in normal form. The course will be self-contained from a mathematical point of view and will require only an elementary knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. However, it does presuppose a desire and ability for abstract reasoning.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:12pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1200B
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1200B
Date Range: 1/30/2023 - 5/15/2023