Microeconomics II

Time I: 
Monday (All day)

This course is devoted to market failures and welfare economics. The first part focuses on the three classical conditions under which market outcomes lead to an inefficient allocation of resources: externalities, imperfect competition and asymmetric information. It addresses these questions both from a positive and normative perspective. The second part addresses fundamental issues of welfare economics from the perspective of a policy maker who designs and implements collective decisions. It focuses in particular on social choice theory, the foundations of bargaining and welfare economics, and mechanism design. The intention of the course is to familiarize students with the standard tools of modern economic theory and to train them in applying these tools to actual economic problems.

Literature: Mas-Colell, Whinston, and Green (1995), Microeconomic Theory, Part III and Part V

Exam: Final Exam: 18.7.2016

Mondays, 12:00pm to 04:00pm

18.4 Matthias Lang
25.4 Matthias Lang
2.5 Matthias Lang
9.5 Matthias Lang
16.5 no lecture
23.5 Helmut Bester
30.5 Helmut Bester
6.6 Helmut Bester
13.6 Helmut Bester
20.6 Roland Strausz
27.6 Roland Strausz
4.7 Roland Strausz
11.7 Roland Strausz
18.7 Exam

April 18 – June 13 at FU Berlin, Boltzmannstr. 20, Room HS 328
June 20 – July 18 at HU Berlin, Spandauerstr. 1, Room HS203

Spring 2016
End date of the whole course: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:00pm