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F1F5314 Microeconomic Theory 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1F5314 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers:

  • The theory of consumer choice and demand.
  • Choice under uncertainty, Dynamic choice,  Social choice and efficiency.
  • Pure exchange and general equilibrium, The neoclassical firm.
  • The competitive firm and perfect competition. Monopoly, Imperfect competition.
  • Moral hazard and incentives.
  • Adverse selection and market signaliing.
  • The relevation principle and mechanism design.
  • Applications to real estate issues.

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the concepts and strategies used in  research based on microeconomic theory.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admission to postgraduate studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced when the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

A written examination.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance