Topic outline

  • Introduction

    This is the first half of the Intermediate Microeconomics course at Aalto. The course is taught by Marko Terviö. The Teaching Assistants (TAs) are Ellen Sahlström and Joakim Wikström

    The second half is technically a separate course, taught in period 2. See

    Make sure to read the syllabus carefully before registering for this course. Lectures take place at Otakaari 1. See Sisu for detailed time and classroom information.

    • Textbook

      Note on the textbook, Intermediate Microeconomics by Hal Varian. There are many editions and usually an older edition is just as good for the purposes of this course. (Older versions tend to be cheaper in the used book market!) The chapter numbering in the course schedule refers to the 9th edition. The recommended version is the one with "with Calculus" in the title.  If you are majoring in economics, I highly recommend that you obtain a personal copy for reference in your future studies (Amazon link). However, you may find the version without calculus more useful, if your objective is to merely pass the class.