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Microeconomic Analysis II D26

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

About the course

The course starts by a short repetition of how supply function, price, quantity, and number of firms are determined under full competition. After the introduction will the focus be on the decision by a monopoly firm on price and quantity, i.e. how a monopoly will maximize the profit by price discrimination. The students are also introduced to empirical examples of price discrimination.

The second part of the course focuses on game theory and oligopolies. Famous games as the Prisoners Dilemma are the starting point for a discussion on concepts like Nash equilibrium and dominant strategies. Later parts will analyze mixed equilibriums, repeated games and how to exclude certain Nash equilibria. The part on oligopolies are based on the game theory described earlier and will analyze price and quantity competition in static settings. This part of the course ends in a discussion on repeated games on oligopolies.

The last part of the course will analyze how asymmetric information will affect the outcome on different markets including the principal-agent problem, negative selection and signaling.

Application and eligibility

Microeconomic Analysis II D26, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


3 December 2021


16 January 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Courses in Economics at undergraduate level equal to 90ECTS (whereof 30ECTS C-level courses) including a Bachelor thesis of 15ECTS or the equal writing experience. In addition Mathematical Economics I D7 and Microeconomi Analysis I D25 or the equivalent is required. Students are also required to have English B from Swedish gymnasium or the equivalent. Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2021. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Course is given by
Economics, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.
Contactperson for the course is:
Study Advisor