363-1109-00L  Introduction to Microeconomics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Wörter, M. Beck
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


363-1109-00 GEinführung in die Mikroökonomie
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist für Bachelorstudierende gedacht und LE 363-0503-00 „Principles of Microeconomics“ für Masterstudierende.
Zusätzliche (freiwillige) Termine für Übungen zur Vorlesung werden zu Beginn der Vorlesung bekanntgegeben.
Die Übungen werden vom Dr. Mathias Beck geleitet.
(Hinweis für D-MAVT Studierende: Sollten Sie bereits «363-0503-00L Principles of Microeconomics» erfolgreich absolviert haben, dann dürfen Sie diese Lehrveranstaltung nicht mehr belegen.)
2 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00HG D 7.1 »
M. Wörter, M. Beck

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AbstractThe course introduces basic principles, problems and approaches of microeconomics. It describes economic decisions of households and firms, and their coordination through perfectly competitive markets.
ObjectiveStudents acquire a deeper understanding of basic microeconomic models.

They acquire the ability to apply these models in the interpretation of real world economic contexts.

Students acquire a reflective and contextual knowledge on how societies use scarce resources to produce goods and services and distribute them among themselves.
ContentMarket, budget constraint, preferences, utility function, utility maximisation, demand, technology, profit function, cost minimisation, cost functions, perfect competition, information and communication technologies
Lecture notesCourse material in e-learning environment https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/auth/shibboleth/login.php
LiteratureVarian, Hal R. (2014), Intermediate Microeconomics, W.W. Norton
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course "Einführung in die Mikroökonomie“ (363-1109-00L) is intended for Bachelor students and LE 363-0503-00 "Principles of Microeconomics" for Master students.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Wörter, M. Beck
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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