30K213 :Microeconomics: Theory and Analysis

General info

Instruction language English
Type of Instruction Interactive lectures, instruction lectures, and tutorials (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams Written exam (70%) and assignments (30%) (Examination schedule)
Course load:6 ECTS credits
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dr. B. van Leeuwen (Coordinator)

Dr E. Freddi (Lecturer)

L. Fiala-Habetinova (TA)


This course builds on the first year micro course. It aims to extent your microeconomic toolkit and we will discuss empirical methods to study microeconomic decisions. After completion of the course, you should be able to:

-          Analyze how consumers make decisions under uncertainty

-          Analyze how consumers make intertemporal decisions

-          Analyze strategic interactions between economic agents

-          Interpret and evaluate empirical analysis of microeconomic models


The course focuses on consumer choice and strategic interaction between economic agents such as firms and consumers or buyers and sellers. We will study both theoretical and empirical methods to study economic decision-making.

In this course we will discuss:

Consumer choice – Decision making under uncertainty – Intertemporal choice – Game theory – Measurement (empirical methods) – Behavioral economics – Asymmetric information – Auctions 

Compulsory Reading

  1. Varian, Hal R., Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus (International Student Edition), W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
  2. Lecture slides + selected papers.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of microeconomics and calculus

Compulsory for

  • BSc EBE, track Commercieel Management ( 2016, 2017 )
  • BSc EBE, track Economics and Society ( 2016, 2017 )
  • BSc EBE, track Financial Management ( 2016, 2017 )