EC 302  Intermediate
Microeconomics 

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DATES 
TOPICS 
READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS (Acrobat Reader) 
WEEK 1 
Thinking
Like an Economist 
Text
Reading:
Chapters 1 and 2 Algebra
and Calculus Review  An
excellent review of the mathematics necessary for this course. Principles
Review Problem Set 1 Assigned 
Discussion Due Date: September 27, 2017 (WORD) 
WEEK 2 11, 13 
Review
of Demand and Supply Cont’d Consumer
Behavior 
Text Reading: Chapters 2
and 3 Chapter 2 Lecture Notes: Review of Demand, Supply and the Market (WORD) 
WEEK 3 18, 20 
Consumer Behavior Cont’d 
Text
Reading: Chapter 3 Chapter
3 Lecture  Rational Choice (WORD) Problem Set 2 Assigned  Discussion Due Date: October 9, 2017 (WORD) 
WEEK 4 25, 27 
Individual and Market Demand 
Problem
Set 1 Discussion on September 27, 2017 (Solutions) Text
Reading: Chapters 4 and 5 Chapter 4
Lecture  Individual and Market Demand (WORD) Comparing the Hicks and Slutsky
Method (No Need to Download) 
WEEK 5 
Individual and Market Demand Applications of Rational Choice 
Quiz 1  October 2, 2017 Text Reading: Chapters 4 and 5 and Appendix to Chapters 4 and 5
(part A) Chapter 4 Lecture  Individual and Market Demand (WORD) Chapter 5
Lecture Part A  Applications of Rational Choice (PPT) 
WEEK 6 9, 11 
Problem
Set 2 Discussion on October 9, 2017 (Solutions) Exam 1 – October 11, 2017 

WEEK 7 
Applications of Rational Choice and Analysis of Markets The
Economics of Information and Choice under Uncertainty 
Text
Reading: Chapters 5 (part B) and 6 Chapter 5 Lecture Part B  Applications of Rational Choice and
Analysis of Markets
(WORD) Chapter 6 Lecture  The Economics of
Information and Choice under Uncertainty (WORD) Choice under Uncertainly Example Problems (WORD) Problem Set 3 Assigned  Discussion Due Date: November 6, 2017 (WORD) 
WEEK 8 23, 25 
Production 
Text
Reading: Chapter 8 
WEEK 9 November 1 
Costs
of Production 
Text
Reading: Chapters 9 
WEEK 10 6, 8 
Problem
Set 3 Discussion on November 6, 2017 (Solutions) Exam 2 – November 8, 2017 

Last day
to withdraw with a W is November 10 

WEEK 11 13, 15 
Perfect Competition Quiz 2 is a Naturalist Essay Click
on link to the right 
Text
Reading: Chapters 10 Chapter 10 Lecture  Perfect Competition (PPT) Chapter
11 Lecture  Monopoly (PPT) Problem Set 4 Assigned  Discussion Due Date: December
11, 2017 (WORD) Naturalist
Essay: Due December 4, 2017 Perfect Competition
Problems (WORD) 
WEEK 12 20 
Monopoly Cont’d 
Text Reading: Chapter 11 Chapter
11 Lecture  Monopoly (PPT) 
WEEK 13
27, 29 
Imperfect Competition: A GameTheoretic Approach Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition 
Text
Reading:
Chapter 12 and 13 Chapter
13 Lecture  Imperfect Competition: A GameTheoretic Approach (WORD) Practice and
Study Questions for Chapters 10 14
(WORD) More Practice Problems
1014 (WORD) 
WEEK 14 4, 6 
Factor
Markets Externalities,
Property Rights, and the Coase Theorem 
Naturalist
Essay Due on December 4, 2017 Text
Reading: Chapters 14
and 16 Chapter 16 Lecture 
Externalities, Property Rights, and the Coase Theorem (PPT) 
Week 15 December 11 
Review
and Catchingup 
Problem
Set 4  Discussion on December 11,
2017 (Solutions) 
Final Exam Period December 14 to 22 
