Econ 204B - Advanced Microeconomics II // Prof. Dan Friedman


Answer key to final exam is now posted below. You can pick up your final exam from Dan after he returns from his roadtrip... Wed 2-4pm after May 5.

Advanced Microeconomic Theory II The second quarter of the Ph.D. microeconomics sequence, this course covers the fundamentals of information and decision theory, game theory and imperfect competition. There will be biweekly problem sets, a midterm and a final.

Students should own (or have regular access to) the principal text, Microeconomic Theory by Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green (Oxford, 1995, ISBN=0-19-507340-1, denoted MWG below). They also should have at least occasional access to two secondary texts: The Analytics of Uncertainty and Information, by Hirshleifer and Riley (Cambridge University Press, 1992, denoted HR below) for information and decision theory, and Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory, Second Edition by J. Watson (WW Norton, 2008, ISBN-13=978-0393929348 denoted W08 below) for game theory. It will be useful on occasion to consult the alternative texts A Course in Microeconomic Theory by David M. Kreps (Princeton University Press, 1990) and Microeconomic Analysis, 3rd Edition, by Hal R. Varian (Norton, 1992). All these books will be on reserve in the Science Library.

Lecture notes and supplemental readings will be posted below. Students are expected to help prepare one answer key during the quarter.

The class meets Tu Th 11:40am – 1:15PM in Porter Acad 250

Section meets W 3:00-4:00pm in 499 Engineering 2.

Office hours are W 2:00-3:00pm in 417 Engineering 2, and by appointment.

Due Dates

Review session 3-4pm Tues March 21, in 499 E2.

Final Exam in class 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

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