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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Week 5 - Production

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
Total, Average, and Marginal Product Curves 7m
The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns 4m
Production in the Long Run 5m
Trading Off Inputs in Production 5m
Returns to Scale 7m
Short-run Cost of Production7m
The Relationship Between Cost Curves 11m
1 practice exercise
Week 5 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 6 - Cost Minimization

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 87 min)
9 videos
The Golden Rule of Cost Minimization 11m
Applying the Golden Rule of Cost Minimization14m
Long Run Cost Curves13m
The Importance of Cost Curves to Market Structure and Efforts to Abate Pollution 8m
Perfect Competition: Key Assumptions6m
Short-run Profit Maximization 4m
The Competitive Firm’s Short-Run Supply Curve and the Shutdown Condition 12m
Output Response to Input Price Changes5m
1 practice exercise
Week 6 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 7 - Profit Maximization in Perfectly Competitive Markets

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 92 min)
10 videos
Long-run Competitive Equilibrium 10m
The Long-run Industry Supply Curve 12m
Key Points About the Long-run Industry Supply Curve 9m
Producer Surplus 3m
Competition Maximizes Total Surplus 9m
Who Bears the Burden of Excise Taxes?14m
The Deadweight Loss of Excise Taxes 5m
City Taxicab Markets 7m
The Net Gains From Trade 11m
1 practice exercise
Week 7 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 8 - Monopoly Power: Its Sources and How to Use It

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 95 min)
10 videos
Monopoly and Profit Maximization 5m
Monopoly Price and Its Relationship to Elasticity of Demand 8m
Further Implications of Monopoly Analysis 11m
The Measurement and Sources of Monopoly Power 5m
The Sources of Monopoly Power 11m
The Efficiency Effects of Monopoly8m
Public Policy Toward Monopoly 11m
Price Discrimination 12m
Three Necessary Conditions for Price Discrimination 12m
1 practice exercise
Week 8 Quiz30m

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