Microeconomic Theory for Research Students

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Andrew Ellis 32L.3.15, Dr Matthew Levy 32L.3.21 and Prof Balazs Szentes 32L.4.05


This course is available on the MRes in Economics and MRes/PhD in Economics. This course is not available as an outside option.


Students must have completed Microeonomics for MRes students (EC441).

Course content

The objective of this course is to provide students with a graduate level introduction to advanced topics and contemporary developments in Microeconomic Theory. Topics will include:

  • Classic static and dynamic game theory
  • Contract theory
  • Bounded rationality
  • Psychology and economics.


30 hours of lectures in the MT. 30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Formative coursework

One piece of work per term will be required and assessed by teachers.

Indicative reading

Osborne M, and Rubinstein A, A Course in Game Theory, MIT Press, 1994. Fudenberg D, and Tirole J, Game Theory, MIT Press, 1991.


Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2015/16: 3

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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