Objectives:

The course addresses the issues in writing doctoral thesis in managerial economics.

The main objective is to present to students contemporary state of research in managerial economics from the point of view of possible doctoral theses.

Course organization and administration

The course is organized in one, 10-hours- session that deal with main contemporary problems in the area of managerial economics.

The session will combine the lecture with class discussion.

Required texts/readings

  1. W.B. Allen at al: Managerial Economics. WW Norton & Company 2002.
  2. W. F. Samuelson, S. G. Marks: Managerial Economics. The Dryden Press 1995.
  3. H. R. Varian: Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach. WW Norton & Company 1990.
  4. W. G. Nickles at al: Understanding Business. IRWIN Boston 1990.
  5. D. G. Newnan at al: Engineering Economic Analysis. Oxford University Press 2004.
  6. ICFAI Journal of Managerial Economics

Course Requirements and evaluation:

  1. Adequate preparation for, attendance and participation in the session.
  2. Final exam

Course schedule (10 hours)

Lecture 1

Duration: 0,5 hour
Literature/readings: Understanding Business, chapters 1-4

Lecture 2

Duration: 1 hour
Literature/readings: Engineering Economic Analysis, chapter 1; Managerial Economics chapter 1

Lecture 3

Duration: 4 hours
Literature/readings: Managerial Economics chapters 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13; Intermediate Microeconomics chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26

Lecture 4

Duration: 3 hours
Literature/readings: Intermediate Microeconomics ch. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Lecture 5

Duration: 1,5 hour
Literature/readings: Managerial Economics ch. 15, 16, 18; Engineering Economic Analysis ch. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Total: 10 hours     

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