Class Times

The class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am to 11:50am in PC-422.

Course Description

This course is the third portion of the graduate microeconomic theory sequence.

Textbooks

Office Hours and Contact Info

Regular office hours are 1:00-2:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I will be happy to make an appointment for another time if that is more convenient. My office is DM-311A, my phone number is 305-348-3287, and my email is <boydj@fiu.edu>.

Exams, Homework, and Class Participation

The in-class midterm is worth 30% of your grade. The final is worth 50% of your grade.

The mid-term was on Monday, October 14. Here are the answers.

The final was at 9:45am on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in our regular classroom. It covered material from the entire course. Here are the answers..

Sample Midterm Exams

Here are two previous midterm exams: exam #1, exam #2.

Versions with answers are also available: exam #1, exam #2.

Sample Final Exams

Here are two previous midterm exams: exam #1, exam #2.

Versions with answers are also available: exam #1, exam #2.

Homework and Class Participation

Homework assignments and class participation will count for the remaining 20% of your grade. Homework assignments will appear here as they are made.

Homework Assignments

  1. Problems 1.1, 1.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.14, and 1.21 from the notes were due on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Click for answers.
  2. Problems 1.24, 1.27, 2.1, 2.6, and 2.13 from the notes were due on Friday, Sept. 13. Click for answers.
  3. Problems 2.17, 3.1, 3.5, 3.8, and 3.13 from the notes were due on Friday, Sept. 20. Click for answers.
  4. Problems 3.17, 3.19, 3.21, and 4.1 from the notes were due on Monday, Sept. 30. Click for answers.
  5. Problems 5.1, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, and 5.13 from the notes were due on Monday, Oct. 7. Click for answers.
  6. Problems 7.3, 7.8, 8.1, 8.5, and 8.6 from the notes were due on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Click for answers.
  7. Problems 8.8, 10.1, 11.1, 11.4, and 11.6 from the notes were due on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Click for answers.
  8. Problems 12.1, 12.3, 12.4, and 12.8 from the notes were due on Monday, Nov. 25. Click for answers.

Course Outline

The tentative plan is to cover roughly a chapter per week. We will not cover all of the material in all of the chapters of Mas-Colell et al., but I may add material that is not in the book. The titles in parentheses are the corresponding chapters in the notes. I will periodically update the list to mention the sections covered.

Holidays

There are 3 scheduled holidays that affect our class. We will not meet on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2), Veteran's Day (Monday, Nov. 11), or during Thanksgiving Break (Friday, Nov. 29).