ECON50720 PhD Microeconomics 2

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module completes your required learning in Microeconomics. It will rely on the book by Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green. The course will cover Part Two and explore game theory. We then cover Chapter 12 (Market Power), Chapter 13 (Adverse Selection, Signalling and Screening) and Chapter 14 (Principal Agent Problem).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students should gain an understanding of strategic decision making. They will understand how situations where there is an asymmetry of information are captured and will learn to solve for equilibria in such instances.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will learn by attending lectures and by working through the homework assignments and practice problems with their fellow students. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Presentation related to a journal article. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Examination: Midterm Week 8 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Detailed solutions to midterm and final exam will be issued within 20 working days. Individual feedback will be given to students requesting an appointment.

Mas-Colell, Whinston, Green - Microeconomic Theory
Name Role
Giacomo lo Conte Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33 Mon 14:00 - 15:50