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 am TR

Course Description:

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The following outlines learning goals primarily acquired in this course. Students learn to

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 5, 2015

Final Exam 100 Points, Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:15 am - 12:15 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 arrangements have been made PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM DATE. Messages left on my voice mail will not be considered as proper arrangements.

NOTE 2:

Academic integrity - Students are expected to maintain principles of academic integrity and conduct as defined in EIU's Code of Conduct (http://www.eiu.edu/judicial/studentconductcode.hph). Violations will be reported to the Office of Student Standards.

NOTE 3:

Students with disabilities - If you are a student with a documented disability in need of accommodations to fully participate in this class, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS). All accommodations must be approved through OSDS. Please stop by Ninth Street Hall, Room 2006, or call 217-581-6583.

NOTE 4:

The Student Success Center - Students who are having difficulty achieving their academic goals are encouraged to contact the Student Success Center (http;//www.eiu.edu/~success) for assistance with time management, test taking, note taking, avoiding procrastination, setting goals, and other skills to support academic achievement. The Student Success Center provides individualized consultations. To make an appointment, call 217-581-6696, or go to 9th Street Hall, Room 1302.

NOTE 5:

"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.

My position on cell phones: there is absolutely NO TEXTING allowed in class, you may NOT hold your cell phones in your hands in class, and you may NOT use your cell phones as calculators during exams.

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 2015 CALENDAR

Classes Begin: January 12, 2015

M.L. King's Brithday Observance-No Classes: January 19

Last Day to Drop a Course With No Grade: January 26

W for Course Withdrawal Beings: January 27

Lincoln's Birthday Observance-No Classes: February 13

Mid Term: March 5

Spring Recess: March 16 - 20

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or University with W: April 3

Final Examinations: May 4 - 8

Deadline to Return Books/TRS/No Fine 3 p.m. May 8