MPE_CMIE Seminar in Microeconomics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jakub Bechný (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jan Čapek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Katarína Čellárová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Ondřej Krčál, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Rostislav Staněk, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Ondřej Krčál, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPE_CMIE/01: Tue 12:00–13:50 P304, R. Staněk
MPE_CMIE/02: Thu 12:00–13:50 P403, K. Čellárová
MPE_CMIE/04: Wed 8:00–9:50 P201, J. Bechný
MPE_CMIE/05: Thu 8:00–9:50 P304, K. Čellárová
MPE_CMIE/06: Wed 14:00–15:50 P104, K. Čellárová
MPE_CMIE/07: Mon 14:00–15:50 P103, R. Staněk
MPE_CMIE/08: Tue 16:00–17:50 P104, O. Krčál
MPE_CMIE/09: Wed 10:00–11:50 P304, J. Bechný
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MPE_ACMI Seminar in microeconomics ) && (! NOWANY ( MPE_ACMI Seminar in microeconomics ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course Seminar in microeconomics supplements the course Microeconomics 2. The main goal of the course is to deepen students' knowledge of microeconomic theory and improve their ability to apply the theory in practice.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the students will be able to:
- derive theoretical concepts from consumer theory, theory of the firm, general equlibrium and theory of asymmetric information;
- apply microeconomic theory to stylized problems;
- analyze real consumer decisions, competitive behavior and market outcomes.
  • 1. Introductory seminar
  • 2. Budget Constraint, Preferences and Utility
  • 3. Choice and Revealed Preferences
  • 4. Demand and Slutsky Equation
  • 5. Consumer's Surplus and Market Demand
  • 6. Uncertainty and Equilibrium
  • 7. Test + Technology and Profit Maximization
  • 8. Cost Minimization and Cost Curves
  • 9. Firm Supply and Industry Supply
  • 10. Monopoly and Monopoly Behaviour
  • 11. Oligopoly
  • 12. Game Theory and Asymmetric Information
  • 13. Test + Exchange and Production
    required literature
  • VARIAN, Hal R. Mikroekonomie. Moderní přístup :z angl. Translated by L. Grega. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 645 s. : i. ISBN 80-85605-25-4. info
    recommended literature
  • VARIAN, Hal R. Intermediate microeconomics : a modern approach. 8. ed. New York: Norton, 2010. xxiv, 739. ISBN 9780393934243. info
  • BERGSTROM, Theodore C. and Hal R. VARIAN. Workouts in intermediate microeconomics. 8th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. 562, 38. ISBN 9780393935158. info
Teaching methods
Seminars are related to the course Microeconomics 2. In the seminars, students solve examples, elaborate case studies a make class experiments.
Assessment methods
Necessary to get 60 points out of the total amount of 108 points. Students can get 60 points for two tests and 48 points for the presence and solving problems in the seminars.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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