The Ohio State University

Econ 501.02--Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Professor James Peck

Office hours for Winter 2009, at 440 Arps Hall: Monday 10 - 11 and Wednesday 10 - 12. My osu.edu address is peck.33.

Free tutoring by advanced undergraduate students is available at the Economics Learning Center, 311 Arps Hall, open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Most of the tutors have taken the calculus version of intermediate micro (501.02 was previously called 501a), but not all of them, and not necessarily from me.

2. Homeworks

Homework #1 due Thursday, January 22

Homework #2 due Tuesday, February 3

Homework #3 due Tuesday, February 17

Homework #4 due Thursday, March 5

Problem Set #5 (do not hand in)

3. Lecture Slides

Mathematical Background: Lecture Slides #1

Intro to Economic Theory and the Market Economy: Lecture Slides #2

Preferences and Utility Functions: Lecture Slides #3

Utility Maximization: Lecture Slides #4

Computing an Example: Lecture Slides #5

Elasticity of Demand: Lecture Slides #6

Income and Substitution Effects: Lecture Slides #7

Efficiency and Trade: Lecture Slides #8

Short Run Cost Functions: Lecture Slides #11

Profit Maximization by a Competitive Firm: Lecture Slides #12

Demand for Inputs: Lecture Slides #13

Short Run Market Equilibrium: Lecture Slides #14

Comparative Statics Analysis: Lecture Slides #15

Interfering with Markets: Lecture Slides #16

Price Discrimination: Lecture Slides #18

Microeconomic Foundations of 2008-9 Economic Crisis: Part 1 and Part 2

4. Miscellaneous

List of Equations (for the final), Winter 2007

List of Equations (for the midterm), Winter 2007

Midterm Questions and Answers, Winter 2009

Midterm Questions and Answers, Spring 2007

Midterm Questions and Answers, Winter 2007

Midterm Questions and Answers, Spring 2006

Midterm Questions and Answers, Winter 2006

Midterm Questions and Answers, Spring 2004

Edgeworth Box Diagram (for the midterm), Winter 2002

Midterm Questions and Answers, Winter 2001

Midterm Questions and Answers, Winter 2002

Final Exam, Winter 2002 (Note: Set w=4 and r=16 on question 5.)

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