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Swayam Central

Microeconomics: Theory and Applications

By Prof. Deep Mukerjee   |   IIT Kanpur
Microeconomics: Theory and Applications presents all the standard topics of traditional microeconomic theory. It covers the basic concepts of Modeling Microeconomics, Application: Market Equilibrium, Consumer Equilibrium, Demand function , Consumer Behaviour Applications and Case Study: Market Analysis. 


INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Students of Economics, Commerce, or Management degree programs.
PRE-REQUISITES   : Knowledge of Calculus (High school level) and Microsoft Excel.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT   :  Any industry that would like to educate their staff on basics of Economics. 

Learners enrolled: 400

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 - Economic modelling
    Week 2 - Theory of consumer behaviour
    Week 3 - Theory of firm behaviour
    Week 4 - Perfect competition
    Week 5 - Imperfect competition
    Week 6 - Externality with special reference to environmental problems
    Week 7 - Linear Programming: Basics and Applications from Microeconomics
    Week 8 - Introduction to Efficiency Analysis
    Week 9 - Linear Regression Analysis
    Week 10 - Application of Regression technique to solve Microeconomic problems
    Week 11 - Application of Producer Theory, Theory of Cost and Valuing Public Good
    Week 12 - Application: Valuing the Environmental Good

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    (1) Baker, K.R. (2016). Optimization Modelling with Spreadsheets, 3rd edition. Wiley.
    (2) Pindyck, R. S., Rubinfeld, D. L., & Mehta, P. L. (2009). Microeconomics, 7th edition. Pearson.
    (3) Varian, H. R. (1992). Microeconomic Analysis, 3rd edition. W.W. Norton & Co.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Deep Mukerjee

    IIT Kanpur
    Dr. Deep Mukerjee is an Assistant Professor of Economics, at the Department of Economic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has done Ph.D., Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, 2012. His research interests are Cost Benefit Analysis, Efficiency & Productivity Analysis, Program Evaluation, Valuation of Environment and Public Goods.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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