Microeconomics 1: Decision Theory (2018)


Basic Information

  • Organizer: Hanken School of Economics
  • Location: Helsinki, Arkadiankatu 7, Economicum building, seminar room 3-4
  • Time schedule
    • Lectures: Mon 12-14 and Tue 14-16 (3.9. - 13.10.)
    • Exercise sessions: Mon 16-18 (10.9. - 1.10.)
    • Exam: 24.10.2018 (10-12)
    • Retake exam: 10.12.2018 (10-12)
    • Please note that all changes to this original schedule will only be posted on the course home page, see above
  • The course includes 24 hours of lectures and 8 hours of exercises, a final exam and a possibility to retake the exam.

Teaching Staff

  • Instructor: Professor Topi Miettinen (Hanken School of Economics)
  • Teaching assistant: NN

 Course Syllabus

  • Objectives: The course covers the core concepts and technical tools of microeconomics and decision theory. The aim is to facilitate the student with the key assumptions behind the theory, their main implications and their main limitations. Particular emphasis is on observational consequences of economic behavior. The key areas of investigation are:
    • rational choice and its axioms
    • consumer choice and duality
    • aggregate demand
    • extensions: behavioral economics
    • theory of the firm

Course Material

  • To be published on: TBA