MGMT 6962
Seminar in Economic Theory

This doctoral seminar is intended to introduce business students to microeconomic theory. This course will differ from the typical microeconomic theory course because it is not intended to serve as training for professional research economists. Instead, the course is intended to provide a theoretical introduction to microeconomic methods for academics and researchers in business. Academic literature in business, particularly in the finance and accounting fields, and increasingly in the marketing and management fields draws significantly from microeconomics literature. Business students require a thorough grounding in the methodologies and terminologies from microeconomics in order to appreciate and contribute to the finance, management, entrepreneurship and other business literature. This seminar will emphasize applications of microeconomic theory, particularly in the finance and management areas. However, the seminar will be somewhat less formal and rigorous than the typical doctoral seminar in microeconomics for economics majors. More details are provided in the course syllabus and detailed notes and problems (with solutions) are available in the Readings and Coursepack . Other useful information and links are provided below and in Teaching and Courses . Students are encouraged to contact the instructor about any questions or problems that they encounter. Check the News link for various updates. Numerous problems and exercises with solutions are available through links below to the Readings and Coursepack , Sample Exams and Additional Problems . Students should not attempt this course with an insufficient quantitative background (including a comprehension of subject material from Algebra,  Finite Mathematics, Calculus, Statistics and an introductory finance course. Elementary prerequisite work is available through the Elementary Mathematics Review (for elementary matrix mathematics and calculus) and Additional Readings links below. Other useful information and links are provided below and in Teaching and Courses . Contact information and office hours are listed on the course syllabus. Check the scrolling Status Bar below and the News link for various updates.

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