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Course Name
Turkish Orta Düzey Mikroekonomi
English Intermediate Microeconomics
Course Code
ECN 201E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Sencer Ecer
Course Objectives 1-) To use basic microeconomic terminology in contemporary issues.
2-) To analyze the objectives of the consumers and the firms.
3-) To understand the rationale for government intervention and to identify policy options for
the government.
4-) To apply basic microeconomic tools in public policy issues.
Course Description This course studies the economic behavior of consumers and firms, exploring how they
respond to changes in the opportunities and constraints that they face and how they interact in
markets. It further analyzes how different market structures can shape economic results and
how markets can help society achieve desirable outcomes.
Course Outcomes 1-) Competency in basic microeconomic concepts such as tradeoff, opportunity cost and gains
from trade.
2-) Competency in the theory of consumer choice and understand how uncertainty affects the
3-) Competency in the objectives of the firm, that is, profit maximization and cost
4-) Skill to identify what strategies and conduct firms in a given industry have adopted and
opine on how a given firm can be more competitive.
5-) Ability to comment on market failures such as imperfect competition and externalities and
the rationale for government intervention.
6-) Skill to assess how asymmetric information affects the markets.
7-) Skill to design basic voting and auction mechanisms.
Pre-requisite(s) ECN 101E min DD
Required Facilities
Textbook Varian, Hal R. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach. 7th ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005
Other References Perloff, Jeffrey M., Microeconomics, 6th edition, Pearson, 2012
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