ECN5402, Advanced Microeconomic Theory

Dr. Ali R. Moshtagh

2371 Coleman Hall

(217) 581 - 2916

amoshtagh@eiu.edu

OFFICE HOURS: 11:00 - 11:50 am MWF, 8:30 - 9:20 TR

Course Description:

A development of value and distribution theories. Detailed analysis of the reactions of consuming and producing units.

Course Outline

1. Introduction:

2. Choice and Demand:

3. Production and Supply:

4. Perfect Competition:

5. Models of Imperfect Competition:

6. Pricing in Input Markets:

Grade Policy:

Your grades will be based on the accumulated total of your scores on the following:

Mid-Term Exam 100 Points, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Final Exam 100 Points, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Term Paper 50 Points

Assignments 50 Points

Total 300 Points

Note 1:

No Exam grades will be eliminated. No Exams will be made up unless proper arrangements have been made prior to the scheduled Exam date.

Note 2:

If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.

NOTE 3:

"Each faculty member has the authority to establish the conditions for student cell phone use in his/her classroom. These conditions are at the discretion of the faculty member, but will provide that a university-initiated campus security text message can be received and disseminated to those in the classroom in a timly manner." Eastern position on cell phones in classrooms.

Reference and Text Book:

Walter Nicholson, MICROECONOMIC THEORY, BASIC PRINCIPLES AND EXTENSIONS, Eighth Edition, South-Western Thompson Learning, Inc., 2002.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS. PLEASE!

SPECIAL DATES IN THE SPRING TERM 2014 CALENDAR

Classes Begin: January 13, 2014

M.L. King's Brithday Observance-No Classes: January 20

Last Day to Drop a Course With No Grade: January 27

W for Course Withdrawal Beings: January 28

Lincoln's Birthday Observance-No Classes: February 14

Mid Term: March 6

Spring Recess: March 10 - 14

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or University with W: April 4

Final Examinations: May 5 - 9

Deadline to Return Books/TRS/No Fine 3 p.m. May 9