Microeconomic Principles II
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor F A Cowell, LRB. R520 and Dr F Nava, STC. S482
Compulsory for BSc Mathematics and Economics and BSc Mathematics with Economics. Optional for BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics, BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, BSc Economics, BSc Economic History with Economics, BSc Economics and Economic History, BSc Economics with Economic History, BSc Management Sciences, BSc Philosophy and Economics, the Diploma in Accounting and Finance and MSc Economics (Two Year Programme). Also available to General Course students with permission of the teacher responsible.
This is an intermediate course in microeconomic analysis. Students are expected to have completed Economics B or an equivalent introductory course in Economics. Students who have thoroughly mastered mathematics to the level of MA107 should be able to follow the course, but would find it difficult. MA100 would give a better grounding.
The coverage is similar to Microeconomic Principles I. However a greater mathematical facility will be assumed of the student permitting both greater depth and a number of additional topics, such as duality, to be covered. Further details are available on http://darp.lse.ac.uk/EC202.htm
Lectures EC202: 40 MT and LT.
Classes EC202.A: 20 Sessional.
Classes will be largely devoted to discussion of problems designed to strengthen students' understanding of analytical methods.
Students are urged to attempt the assigned problems before attending classes. At least four pieces of written work will be required and marked by class teachers.
The text for the course is Cowell, F.A. (2006) Microeconomics: Principles and analysis, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Additional readings to complement the lecture notes on specific topics from other books or articles will be indicated as needed.
A three-hour written examination in the ST. Candidates are required to answer four questions.