Introduction of the course The purpose of this course is to provide students a systematic understanding of Microeconomics and to equip students with sufficient theory and knowledge to take up Macroeconomics and further specialized courses in economics.
About Course 教学内容
Course Outline 参考资料
Textbook & Reference 评价考核方式
Associate Professor, Ph.D. of Economics
College of Economics, Nankai University, China
Microeconomics, Chinese Economy，International Economics, Finance and Banking, Regional Economic Integration, Business Negotiation
INTERNATIONAL WORKING EXPERIENCES:
1. 2014-2015, Globally first “Confucius Professor” sent by China Hanban to USA, as Associate Professor, working in the University of Texas, USA, to teach THREE economics courses in English--Chinese Economy, Chinese Financial Market and International Business Negotiation--for undergraduates and post graduates in USA for a year more.
2.2012-2013, financial expert of the China Central Television (CCTV), broadcasting the Korean Finance in CCTV-2 twice a week in Seoul, Korea.
3.2012-2013, laureate of the Korea Foundation for Advanced studies, teaching and doing research in English in Seoul National University, the best university of Korea.
4.2009-2013, member of Chinese Government of the FTA Negotiation among China, Korea and Japan.
English COURSES TAUGHT in English:
6.Chinese Financial Market
7.International Business Negotiation
8.International Marketing Research
9.International Business Management
10.Professional Reading English
11.Professional Written English
12.Professional Oral English
First Prize in the University Teachers’ Teaching Contest of Tianjin China in 2012.
1. International economics (James Gerber 4th Edition), China Machine Press, 2009, Second translator
2. International economics (Steven Husted, Michael Melvin 8th Edition), China Machine Press, 2011, Independent translator
1.Teaching English courses in Korea and USA for many years.
2.Teaching many economics and business courses in Nankai University to foreign students for more than eight years.
3.Fluent Oral English, good at oral interpretation, book translation and doing research in English.
4.Doing Live Broadcast in China Central Television in Finance and Economics for a year.
Microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies the behavior of individuals and small impacting organizations in making decisions on the allocation of limited resources. This course is an intermediate-level course in microeconomics. The major theories concerning how these decisions and behaviors affect the supply and demand for goods and services, which determines prices, and how prices, in turn, determine the quantity supplied and quantity demanded of goods and services. The aim of this course is to provide students a systematic understanding of microeconomics and to equip students with sufficient theory and knowledge to take up Macroeconomics and further specialized courses in economics.
Intended Learning and Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
·Identify the primary theories of supply, demand, consumer behaviour, production and cost, different market structures and factor market.
·Analyze consumer and producer behaviour with suitable microeconomic models.
·Critically examine debates about the sufficiency of the market.
Requirements of entry
Open to postgraduate students only.
Principles of Economics
Time Table and length and frequency of teaching sessions
18 x 3 hour sessions.
Chapter 1: Economic Models (Week 1)
Chapter 2: The Mathematics of Optimization (Week 2)
Chapter 3: Preferences and Utility (Week 3)
Chapter 4: Utility Maximization and Choice (Week 4)
Chapter 5: Income and Substitution Effects (Week 5)
Chapter 6: Demand Relationships among Goods (Week 6)
Chapter 7: Production Functions (Week 7)
Chapter 8: Cost Functions (Week 8)
Chapter 9: Profit Maximization (Week 9)
Chapter 10: The Partial Equilibrium Competitive Model (Week 10)
Chapter 11: General Equilibrium and Welfare (Week 11)
Chapter 12: Models of Monopoly (Week 12)
Chapter 13: Traditional Models of Imperfect Competition (Week 13)
Chapter 14: Game Theory Models of Pricing (Week 14)
Chapter 15: Labor Markets (Week 15)
Chapter 16: The Economics of Information (Week 16)
Chapter 17: Externalities and Public Goods (Week 17)
Chapter 18: Political Economics (Week 18)
Textbook and Other Reference:
1. Walter Nicholson and Christopher Snyder, Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, 11th edition, South-Western, 2012.
2. Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Microeconomics, 3rd edition, Worth Publishers, 2012.
3. Hal R. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach, W W Norton & Co Export, 2010.
4.Andreu Mas-Cole, Michael D. Whinston and Jerry R. Green, Microeconomic Theory, Oxford University Press,
5. Geoffrey A. J Jehle, Philip J. Reny, Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3rd Edition), Pearson, 2011.
6. Campbell R. McConnell, Stanley L. Brue, Sean M. Flynn, Microeconomics (19th edition) , 2011.
7. Michael Parkin, Microeconomics (10th edition), 2011.
8. James D. Gwartney, Richard Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, David A. Macpherson, Microeconomics: Private and public choice, 2011.
9. David A. Besanko, Ronald R. Braeutigam, Microeconomics (4th edition), 2011.
10. Irvin B. Tucker, Microeconomics for today (7th edition), 2011.