DRE 4010 Advanced Microeconomics

DRE 4010 Advanced Microeconomics

Course code: 
DRE 4010
Department: 
Economics
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Pawel Gola
Course name in Norwegian: 
Advanced Microeconomics
Product category: 
PhD
Portfolio: 
PhD Economics courses
Semester: 
2020 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
PhD
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The aim of the course is to give the students an understanding of graduate microeconomic theory at a level expected among Ph.D students in economics, finance and related disciplines.

Course structure:
The course will be taught over 8 weeks, with 2*2hours lectures the first 7 weeks, and one two hour lecture in the last week. There will be also 2 three hour long practice sessions, where the students will solve problem sets/present solutions to problem sets.

Students are required to participate in class – both in discussions and by presenting models/material from the reading lists.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After taking this course, students are expected to be able to solve standard microeconomic optimization problems using rigorous solution techniques, and to understand the main concepts used in advanced microeconomics.

Course content

Part 1: Individual decision making and choice under uncertainty.

Part 2: Game theory.

Part 3: General equilibrium

Part 4: Contract theory and mechanism design.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Enrollment in a PhD Programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of enrollment in a PhD programme when signing up for a course. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the courseleader. Sitting in on a course does not permit registration for the course, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or conformation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
DRE 40103
Grading scale:
Pass/fail
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes3 Hour(s)
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Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:DRE 40103
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Group work / Assignments
72 Hour(s)
Specified learning activities (including reading).
Student's own work with learning resources
72 Hour(s)
Autonomous student learning (including exam preparation)
Teaching on Campus
36 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
180

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.