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313.670.01 Mathematical Microeconomics

Health Policy and Management
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
John Bridges
Course Instructor:

an undergraduate course in calculus and economics or permission of instructor


Explores the essential topics of microeconomics: assumptions about markets, theory of the consumer, theory of the firm, market equilibrium, market failure, public goods, government intervention and game theory. Provides students with a graduate level introduction to microeconomics and will utilize both linear algebra and calculus. While discussion focuses predominately on first order conditions, students are encouraged to examine second order conditions, and other advanced theory and methods such as Kuhn-Tucker conditions, duality, and envelope theorems.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. discuss how consumers and firms make decisions
  2. demonstrate how they interact in the market place
  3. assess the potential role of the government in correcting market failures.
Methods of Assessment:

take-home problem sets, mid-term and final

Instructor Consent:

No consent required