Advanced Microeconomics I
The aim of this course
is to introduce students to some of the techniques of microeconomic analysis
which are in widespread use and to develop the basis for an informed
perspective on microeconomic theory and its application. It is intended to
present ideas, techniques and criticisms at a level of sophistication suitable
for Ph.D. students aiming ultimately to conduct independent research.
Microeconomics will be presented here as being more than a technical apparatus:
a domain of unsettled questions. The subjects considered will vary from year to
year but will generally include the theory of the consumer, the theory of the
producer, decision making under uncertainty, elements of game theory, elements
of social choice and welfare economics, and if time permits, elements of
general equilibrium theory. Students must have previously completed Graduate
Microeconomics at the New School or its equivalent.