Microeconomics

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What is produced in an economy? How is it produced? Who gets the product? Microeconomics seeks to answer these fundamental questions about markets.

In this course, we’ll introduce you to microeconomic theory, together with some empirical results and policy implications. You’ll analyze mathematical models that describe the real-world behavior of consumers and firms, and you’ll see how prices make the world go ‘round.

You’ll join the ranks of business executives, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and global leaders who rely on the insights they derive from a working knowledge of microeconomics. Nobel memorial prize-winner Paul Samuelson invented the modern microeconomics curriculum at MIT. Now is your chance to learn the field from the intellectual tradition he began.

Topics include:

  • Consumer theory
  • Supply and demand
  • Market equilibrium
  • Producer theory
  • Monopoly
  • Oligopoly
  • Capital markets
  • Welfare economics
  • Public...

What is produced in an economy? How is it produced? Who gets the product? Microeconomics seeks to answer these fundamental questions about markets.

In this course, we’ll introduce you to microeconomic theory, together with some empirical results and policy implications. You’ll analyze mathematical models that describe the real-world behavior of consumers and firms, and you’ll see how prices make the world go ‘round.

You’ll join the ranks of business executives, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and global leaders who rely on the insights they derive from a working knowledge of microeconomics. Nobel memorial prize-winner Paul Samuelson invented the modern microeconomics curriculum at MIT. Now is your chance to learn the field from the intellectual tradition he began.

Topics include:

  • Consumer theory
  • Supply and demand
  • Market equilibrium
  • Producer theory
  • Monopoly
  • Oligopoly
  • Capital markets
  • Welfare economics
  • Public goods
  • Externalities
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The content of this course will change your reality. It will help you 'see the Matrix' of how and why markets behave the way they do; and what drives consumer and producer decisions. Revolutionary startup ideas, corporate trends and government legislation are all plainly explained and supported by formulas. Plus, the instructor is more than just a university professor - Jon Gruber is known as 'the architect' of Obamacare. If you are someone who is curious about how society works, this course is for you.
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2 years, 8 months ago
I really appreciated this course. I was a bit skeptical at the beginning and not sure to be really interested in the topic. But I went through all the lectures and homework, and enjoyed the mathematical and logical modelling designed week after week to handle the consumer and producer theories. I think that the teaching team made a serious effort to make things simple but not too simplistic, and I like the fact that Prof. Gruber corroborates the theory with a lot of easy-to-catch (and often funny) examples.
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2 years, 11 months ago
Awesome! This feels so much like a real undergraduate course. I like the setting of the lectures that are filmed in MIT and it feels like I'm sitting in a microeconomics class at MIT and takes part in it because after every short spout of lecture, there is a very thought-provoking quiz.
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