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Advanced Microeconomics - ECO00083M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Zaifu Yang
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

Microeconomics forms the core of economics and provides the foundation for all major economic subjects. The primary purpose of this course is to convey in broad outline the general principles and fundamental tools for studying microeconomics and to show how such principles provide general characteristics of economic behaviors.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25

Module aims

To provide a view of most of the core material and some of the frontiers of microeconomics in its different dimensions. What are the key research questions in micro? Where is most of the current research activity?

To provide practical training in the methods of microeconomics to formulate and solve microeconomic problems at a pre-research/research level.

To provide you with an edited/annotated view of the large body of knowledge that constitutes microeconomic theory.

To provide sufficient training in the methods of microeconomics so that you can actually do it yourself. Practical experience, in the revision classes, is very important and you must take great care to work through the exercises and show them to your teacher so that you can receive feedback. Your objective should be to understand the formulation of each exercise; understand the methods that are used in its solution; think how the exercise illuminates parts of microeconomic theory. Dont worry if you find the exercises difficult at first.

To give you the opportunity to study, discuss and evaluate some research frontier dimensions of microeconomic theory.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

Solve exercises in microeconomics;

Appreciate the logical structure of how to develop a microeconomic argument;

Formulate a research proposal in microeconomics.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Advanced Microeconomics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Advanced Microeconomics
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be provided in line with University policy

Indicative reading

H.R. Varian (1992), Microeconomic Analysis.

G.A. Jehle and P. Reny (2000), Advanced Microeconomic Theory

A.Mas-Colell, M. Whinston and J.Green (1995), Microeconomic Theory

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