I teach this course in Fall semesters to undergraduate students. It is based on Hal Varian's textbook (9th Edition) with added rigor by means of formal definitions and mathematical proofs. Please let me know if you find typos, thank you!
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Fall 2023: This course is ongoing and slides are actively updated. Please make sure you have the latest version.
Every year I write at most three letters to students who apply to top 30 econ PhD programs, typically for the best students in my class.
Can you write me a letter for Master's or job applications?
If you receive an A- or above I am happy to write you a standard letter, with minimal personalization. If you are top three I will personalize it.
Can I sit-in?
Antai students (Minors included) are welcomed to sit-in. Non-Antai students should seek permission via email (up to 20% of standard class size).
Is this class the same as other Intermediate Micro classes?
Exams are the same, but my lectures emphasize rigorous introduction of concepts and the use of mathematical proofs. Please choose wisely. Also, for English sessions, exams are in English; and for Bilingual (双语) sessions, exams include both English and Chinese.
Credits to TAs
LU Feifei (2021), FENG Xuechun (2022), QI Rui (2022), LIU Xingwen (2023), SU Tan (2023)
(1) Varian, Hal R. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach (9th Edition). W. W. Norton & Company , 2014. (2) 钟根元, 陈志洪. 中级微观经济学学习指南（第四版）. 上海交通大学出版社, 2012. (3) 钟根元, 陈志洪. 中级微观经济学. 上海交通大学出版社, 2020. (4) Mas-Colell, Andreu, Michael Dennis Whinston, and Jerry R. Green. Microeconomic Theory. Oxford University Press, 1995.