Course description

Modern microeconomics is a toolbox where the two main components are classical: price theory and game theory. The aim of the course is to show how these tools can be used to explain how different markets work. Price theory helps explain different consumer and producer behaviour, monopoly pricing and certain forms of market failure while game theory focuses on strategic interaction and helps us to analyse, for example, oligopolistic competition and contractual agreements.



Lars Vahtrik

Administrative Office:

Office hours: Mon-Thu, 12.30-13.30, closed on Fridays. Room A497.
Phone 16 30 38, e-mail:


  • Swedish course syllabus /English course syllabus
  • Maths introduction (non-obligatory and in Swedish)
  • Schedule Please note that schedule changes may occur prior to course start without notice.
  • Exam information
  • Course web: (TBA) (please see the Mondo-site for more information regarding seminar sessions, assignments and the lectures)
  • Course literature:
    Varian, Hal R, Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, latest international student edition