Information from the course leader
Welcome to the course Microeconomic Theory, 7.5 hp!
This course is in collaboration with Uppsala University where all teaching and examination will be held.
For more information about the course, click here: Microeconomic theory - UU
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- Students starting a master's programme will be registered as part of the roll call for their programme.
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Additional course evaluations for NA0135
Academic year 2022/2023
2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31
Academic year 2021/2022
2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01
Academic year 2020/2021
2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01
Academic year 2019/2020
2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31
Academic year 2018/2019
2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11
Academic year 2017/2018
2017-08-28 - 2017-11-05
Academic year 2016/2017
2016-08-29 - 2016-11-06
Syllabus and other information
NA0135 Microeconomic Theory, 7.5 CreditsMikroekonomisk teori
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent of 180 credits, of which 90 credits in Economics.
Knowledge equivalent of English B from upper secondary school.
Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to have a sound understanding of the formal core theories of microeconomics.
This course provides deeper insights into the core elements of microeconomic theory such as consumer demand, producer supply and general equilibrium analysis. It emphasizes mathematical analysis in developing the theory, but also explores its relationship with graphical analysis and formal economic reasoning. The course begins with the mathematics of optimization, the models of consumer and firm behavior, and moves on to market coordination of individual decisions. The model is closed with the theory of general competitive equilibrium. While the course focuses on the theoretical framework of microeconomic analysis, there will also be some applications presented to illustrate the use of these analytical tools.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationThis course plan follows the administrative standards of Uppsala University. Specific information about the course (time schedule, etc.) can be found about a month prior to course start on the website of Uppsala University, www.uu.se. Additional information can also be provided by Director of Studies at Department of Economics, SLU, email@example.com.
Department of Economics
- Gravelle, Hugh, Microeconomics, 3. ed., Harlow, Prentice Hall, 2004Compulsory*