The course deals with some fundamental topics in Microeconomics. It aims at bringing the students from an intermediate to an advanced level of exposure and understanding of the material. The course will give emphasis to problem solving. For this reason problem sets will be assigned during the course at dates to be communicated in class. Students will then rotate on the board in a following lecture to discuss the problems. Problem sets will not be marked but discussion will be taken into consideration in the final evaluation (30%). A final, written, 3 hours test will finalize the evaluation (70%).
Topics: Consumer theory; Production theory; General equilibrium; Expected utility and choice under uncertainty; Contract theory and asymmetric Information; Mechanism design (if time).