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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory

Semester Offered: Fall and Spring
1 unit(s)
Economics is about choice, and microeconomic theory begins with how consumers and producers make choices. Economic agents interact in markets, so we carefully examine the role markets play in allocating resources. Theories of perfect and imperfect competition are studied, emphasizing the relationship between market structure and market performance. General equilibrium analysis is introduced, and efficiency and optimality of the economic system are examined. Causes and consequences of market failure are also considered. The department.

Prerequisites: ECON 102 , MATH 121 , and permission of the instructor. With the instructor’s permission, students who have taken ECON 109  may take ECON 201 with concurrent enrollment in MATH 121 .

NRO for Seniors Only.

Two 75-minute periods.



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