BPE_MIC1 Microeconomics 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Zurab Abramishvili (lecturer)
Zurab Abramishvili (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Michal Kvasnička, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lydie Pravdová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable
Wed 18:00–19:35 P403
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPE_MIC1/01: Thu 7:40–9:15 P403, Z. Abramishvili
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! PEMIAI Microeconomics I ) && (! BPE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1 )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 80 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/80, only registered: 0/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
After successful completion of the course, students should be able to easily analyze the principles of economics decisions, and the potential and the limits of economic policy. More specifically , this course introduces basic microeconomic theory to students and provides the intuition behind economic thinking.
Syllabus
  • Topics and chapters over weeks:
  • Week 1: Introduction to Economics (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 1-2)
  • Week 2: Market Mechanism (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 3)
  • Week 3: Market Equilibrium (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 4)
  • Week 4: Consumer Demand Analysis (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 21, 5)
  • Week 5: Firm Supply Analysis (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 5, 13)
  • Week 6: Perfectly Competitive Markets (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 7, 14)
  • Week 7: Monopoly and Government Policy (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 6, 8, 15)
  • Week 8: Oligopoly (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 16)
  • Week 9: Monopolistic Competition (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 10, 17)
  • Week 10: Labor Market (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 18, 19, 20)
  • Week 11: Capital and Land Markets (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 18, 26, 37)
  • Week 12: Public Goods and Common Resources (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 11)
  • Week 13: Frontiers of Microeconomics (Mankiw-Taylor, Ch. 22)
Literature
  • Mankiw, N. G., and Taylor, M. P. (2010), Economics, 2nd edition, South-Western Cengage Learning EMEA, pp. 2-484.
Assessment methods
40% Final Exam 12.12., 7:40-9:15
30% Midterm Exam 24.10., 7:40-8:25
15% Quizzes (3 in total)
no.1. - 10.10., 7:40-8:10
no.2. - 7.11., 7:40-8:10
no.2. - 21.11., 7:40-8:10
15% Homework Assignments (5 in total)
Will be posted on 26.09., deadline 03.10,7:40
Will be posted on 10.10., deadline 17.10,7:40
Will be posted on 07.11., deadline 14.11,7:40
Will be posted on 21.11., deadline 28.11,7:40
Will be posted on 28.11., deadline 05.12,7:40
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PEMIAI. Předmět je ekvivalentní předmětu BPE_MIE1.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 30 cizích studentů; cvičení pouze pro studenty ESF
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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