Advanced Microeconomics II: General Equilibrium and Mechanism Design

LECON2112  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Microeconomics II: General Equilibrium and Mechanism Design
5.0 credits
30.0 h + 6.0 h

Davila Muro Julio ; Maniquet François (compensates Davila Muro Julio) ;
Main themes
Building upon the tools of decision and game theory acquired in Advanced Microeconomics I, the course is divided in two main sections. In the first section, General Competittive Analysis is developed both in its positive and normative dimensions. In the second section, the problem of designing efficient allocation mechanisms is studied in a general perspective. Incomplete information and incentives issues are introduced. The design of auctions and public good mechanisms is included.

  • 1 The objective of the course is to provide the basic microeconomic tools to be used in the analysis of problems of resource allocation by economists working in research, in businees or in various organisations. The course adopts both a positive and a normative approach. It includes recent advances of the theory and aims at develop-ing the capacity to apply economic concepts to real-world problems.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


The first part of the course will be devoted to an introduction to game theory (basic concepts of dominant, undominated, rationalizable strategies, Nash, Bayesian Nash and subgame perfect Nash equilibrium) with some applications. The second part will be devoted to topics in social choice theory (the Arrow theorem), bargaining theory and information economics.


Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises sessions

Evaluation methods

The grade will be determined by a final written examination


Other information
Like for Advanced Microeconomics I, the textbook is the Mas-Colell Whinston Green 'Microeconomic theory' book.
Online resources

Homeworks for the exercises sessions available on Moodle 

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in Economics: General

Master [120] in Economics: Econometrics