2017 Methodology of Political Science and Economics II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Ikegami Masako  Goto Mika 
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Course description and aims

This course explains important topics in micro economics related to firms' production activities. Through understanding firms' behavior related to production technology and efficiency of resource allocation, and market competition, this course explains how to examine corporate management using basic principles and methods in economics. This course also deals with environment-oriented corporate management and productivity analysis of firms.
The aim of this course is to cultivate ability to conduct quantitative analysis of corporate management and production activities applying methods in economics to firms' data.

Student learning outcomes

This course aims to achieve:
(1) Understand firms' production activities and competition in the theory of micro economics
(2) Learn how to apply micro economics theory and method to firms' data
(3) Understand basic procedure of empirical analysis on firms using economics


Firm behavior, production technology, market competition, productive efficiency, environment-oriented management

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students learn basic micro economics theory and application and develop the knowledge to empirical analysis of corporate management

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Production technology and firmsⅠ Understand firm's production technology
Class 2 Production technology and firmsⅡ Understand firm's production technology
Class 3 Production function Understand production function
Class 4 Cost functionⅠ Understand firm's cost minimization and cost function
Class 5 Cost functionⅡ Understand firm's cost minimization and cost function
Class 6 Productivity analysisⅠ Understand productivity analysis
Class 7 Production analysisⅡ Understand productivity analysis
Class 8 Summary and overall discussion Summarize this course and confirm important topics


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on class participation and final report.

Related courses

  • TIM.C512 : Energy Technology and Social System I
  • TIM.C513 : Energy Technology and Social System II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None specified

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