All the readings and source files for an honors level course in microeconomics at UBC. Contributions welcome. Readings from Econ304/306 University of British Columbia
- Preferences and Demand
<li><a href="https://github.com/michaelpetersubc/undergrad_book/tree/master/preference_theory">Basic Theory of preferences</a>. A reading that explains what preferences are and what utility is. <li><a href="https://github.com/michaelpetersubc/undergrad_book/tree/master/lagrangian">How to - Constrained Maximization</a>. <li><a href="https://github.com/michaelpetersubc/undergrad_book/tree/master/undergrad_demand">Basic Demand Theory</a>. Demand theory with no reference whatsoever to income and substitution effects. <li><a href="https://github.com/michaelpetersubc/undergrad_book/tree/master/discontinuities">Non-Linear pricing.</a>. <li><a href="https://github.com/michaelpetersubc/undergrad_book/tree/master/best_reply">Consumption Externalities</a>. Basic introduction to externalities, with an introduction to game theory.
- General Equilibrium
- Game Theory
- Price of Anarchy - mixed stategy equilibrium..
- Centipede Game..
- Directed Search. A reading about Directed Search that includes three variations on a theme. The basic model with identical workers, then on the job search is added. Finally, the reading adds worker types and incomplete information. Covers all the basic aspects of game theory - sequential games, incomplete and imperfect information along with a discussion of the empirical work that motivates some of the theory.
- Markets and Market Design
- Matching and Deferred Acceptance. A reading on deferred acceptance.
- Standard Auctions. A short reading on the standard auction formats with independent private values. Shows revenue equivalence of three auction forms.
- Position Auctions. A description of an online ad auction, first with complete information. Extended to incomplete information in the second part.