Advanced Microeconomics I

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Advanced Microeconomics I

Spring 2019

Taught By: Ali Khan

Section: A

CRN: 4675

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)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 7:16pm 7/15/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/30/2019 - 5/8/2019