This course analyzes the behavior of economic agents (consumers and firms) and the market outcomes that result from the interactions of these individual agents. In contrast to an introductory course, which focuses on economic principles, we will focus on economic methodology. We will take a very analytical approach, and problem-solving will be central to the course. The analytical methods we will use allow us to illustrate microeconomic principles precisely. The tools and skills that you will develop in this course will be crucial for further study in economics, and being able to think critically and abstractly about complex problems is tremendously useful in many ways. A good grasp of microeconomic reasoning in particular is critical to understanding a broad range of real-world issues in business and policy making.