Year 2017 Term Spring Day Thursday Period 3 Credit 2 Code 203
Course Title Development Microeconomics
Major DID
Program Program in Economic Development Policy and Management
Instructor(s) N. Shinkai
Purpose & Description

This course is designed to provide the essence of microeconomic theory, which would be useful for the analysis on development microeconomics. Later in this course, we will discuss various issues on development microeconomics. Students will be asked to write a term paper on those topics presented in the class or of their choices and to present in the class.


1. Production (Profit)

2. Production (Cost)

3. Production (Technology)

4. Consumption(Demand)

5. Consumption(Utility)

6. Consumption(Consumer surplus)

7. Production and Consumption, Demand and Supply

8. Economic system-Optimization

9. Economic system-Summary

10. Trade theory and Development-Introduction

11. Trade theory and Development-Trade Policy Examination

12. Review

13. Related topics

14. Presentation and Discussion

15. Presentation and Discussion

Texts & References

Stiglitz J., Economics, 4th Edition, 2006
Todaro J. and Smith S., Economic Development, 9th Edition, 2006
Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics, 7th Edition, 2006

Goolsbee, A., Levitt, S.., & Syverson, C.  Microeconomics, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013

Hayami Y., Development Economics, 2nd Edition, 2001
Krugman P. and Obstfeld M., International Economics, 6th Edition, 2003 (7th Edition, 2005)


Mid-term Exam and Term Paper

Language(s) for instruction & discussion; Others