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KEBU 2000A - Managerial Economics

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None.

Course Description

This course is aimed at covering the basics of microeconomic theory, taking a very applied angle. The topics covered will include supply and demand, pricing, basic theory of regulation but will also introduce the basics of game theory. Part of the classes will use case studies of particular firms to improve the knowledge. The part on game theory will also use games played in class to help student understanding. At the end of the course the students will have been exposed to the most important tools of microeconomics for managers.

Teachers

HENRY, Emeric (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

Lecturing + case studies.

Course validation

The evaluation of the course will be done based on both a final take home exam (40%), a group project (50%) and participation (10%).

Workload

12 seminars of two hours each (24 hours). Credits: 4.

Required reading

  • "Principle of microeconomics", Gregory Mankiw, International edition
  • "Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life", Avinash K. Dixit