100 Microeconomics Research Paper Topics For Your Inspiration

Microeconomics topics

Microeconomics is a foundation course for students with such majors as Economics, Business Informatics, Management, Marketing, Business Administration etc. How to start an economics paper? Which topic to choose? How to come up with the topic? This article will give you a great inspiration and will help you to choose the best topic for your microeconomics research paper.

5 Things You Should Know to Write a Paper in Microeconomics

To start with, I want to give you several tips for your research paper! Enjoy!

1) Microeconomics is characterized by polarity of views. Different economists have various opinion on a particular aspect of microeconomics. There are “schools” of economics that have their own ideology, which cover all aspects of both micro and macroeconomics. You should take it into account when you consider a particular phenomenon.

2) Do not confuse with macroeconomics! In fact, the difference is quite clear – macroeconomics studies economy as a whole, while microeconomics studies behavior of a firm and individuals and their interaction in decision making considering allocation of scarce resources.

3) There are a lot of original sources in microeconomics – papers of economists of XIX, XX centuries that cover various phenomena. Besides, they are not very difficult to understand. Using those works as your literature sources will make your microeconomics research paper more valuable.

4)Microeconomics is an exact science. Any phenomenon or concept could be described with graphs and math calculations. Make sure to include them into your paper!

5)Microeconomics is actually funny. Any daily-life moments could be analyzed from the perspective of microeconomics .

In order to get a clearer understanding of a topic we highly recommend to read writing tips for economic research paper from Harvard.

Areas of Research In Microeconomics 

I want to start with a brief overview of microeconomics. In order to start you need to choose a broad area of your research and then focus on a particular question you are interested in. So, which areas can we identify in microeconomics?

  1. Basics of microeconomics (Principles, Object and subject of study, etc)
  2. Supply and demand in market economy
  3. Perfect competition
  4. Imperfect competition
  5. Economy of uncertainty
  6. Theory of firm
  7. Theory of production
  8. Labor market
  9. Capital market
  10. Land market
  11. Entrepreneurship
  12. Imperfection of market

100 Microeconomics Topics

We have a list of great topics for you! We are sure that you will be able to choose one that is the most interesting for you.

  1. Formation and development of ideas about the subject of economic theory (based on the works of R. Heilbroner, M. Allais and L. Robbins)
  2. The role of the market in the civilizational process
  3. Rational economic behavior (according to the works of M. Olson, G. Becker, G. Simon, O. Williamson, T. Skitovski): examples from the economic practice of USA
  4. Subjective revolution in pricing: the theory of marginal utility
  5. The theory of consumer choice: a comparative analysis of cardinal and ordinal approaches
  6. The mechanism of a market equilibrium: static and dynamic market efficiency
  7. Analysis of exclusions from the law of demand (based on the work of H. Leibenstein)
  8. The economic nature of the firm and the purpose of its activities (R. Coase’s article “Nature of the firm”)
  9. Theoretical and practical analysis of production costs (example of a particular firm)
  10. Perfect competition in a market economy
  11. The concept of elasticity of demand and its role in making economic decisions
  12. The market model of imperfect competition and profit maximization under the conditions of pure monopoly (according to J. Robinson’s work “Economic theory of imperfect competition”)
  13. The concept of consumer surplus and producer surplus in the context of perfect and imperfect competition. The problem of “pure” losses from monopolization
  14. Theory and practice of price discrimination in the economy of the United States and EU countries
  15. Natural monopoly and regulation of its activities in the USA and foreign countries.
  16. Economic theories of oligopolistic pricing. “Broken” demand curve and other formal models of oligopoly
  17. Maximization of profits in the oligopolistic industry (according to J. Stigler’s Theory of Oligopoly)
  18. The market of monopolistic competition with product differentiation (according to E. Chamberlin’s Theory of Monopolistic Competition)
  19. Antitrust regulation in a market economy: experience of the US, Russia and other countries
  20. Asymmetric information and adverse market selection
  21. The theory of transaction costs of the firm: institutional analysis (based on the works of R. Coase, O. Williamson )
  22. The theory of marginal productivity of factors of production (according to the work of J.B Clarke “The distribution of wealth: the theory of wages, interest and profits”).
  23. The problem of costs minimization in the markets of factors of production
  24. Maximization of firm profit in the short-term period in the markets of factors of production (in context of perfect and imperfect competition).
  25. Differentiation of wage rates and its causes
  26. The market of natural resources and natural rent. Natural economy of the USA
  27. Schumpeter about entrepreneurship as a factor of production
  28. Modern concepts of profit (according to the works of F. Knight, J. Schumpeter and J. Weston)
  29. External effects as a manifestation of market failure. Coase’s theorem (based on R. Coase’s work “Firm, Market and Law”)
  30. The role of human capital in the modern economy
  31. Effect and efficiency: technical, economic and socio-economic efficiency
  32. The evolution of labor relations in the US and Japan: the general and the difference
  33. Individual behavior: consumer theory
  34. The consumer choice of addictive goods as deviation from rational behavior: risks and self-control
  35. Individual behavior: manufacturer theory (technology, cost minimization, profit maximization)
  36. Coase’s theorem and practical aspects of its application
  37. The value of an estimate of the elasticity of supply and demand for entrepreneurial practice
  38. The general equilibrium in the exchange economy: L. Walras, V. Pareto, F. Edgeworth
  39. The role of large enterprises in the US economy and the problems of improving their efficiency
  40. The role and importance of small business, the situation in the modern economy of US
  41. Factors of economy on the scale of production
  42. Features of competitive strategies of firms in the service sector
  43. Fast-growing firms as a factor in the economic growth of national economy.
  44. The firm as an incomplete contract. The Grossman-Hart theory.
  45. Neoclassical theory of the firm
  46. Mergers and acquisitions: theoretical and practical aspects
  47. Price strategy of the company in context of imperfect competition
  48. Strategic interactions of firms: competition based on the choice of volumes of production (capacities), competition based on the choice of prices
  49. Advantages of the network form of business organization
  50. Transaction costs as key factor of the firm’s viability in the new economy
  51. Advertising as a factor reducing transaction costs
  52. Transactional sector of the economy and prospects for its development.
  53. A feature of the development of network business in world practice
  54. Features of the application of contract production as a way to increase the competitiveness of a modern firm
  55. Features of the development of franchising in modern conditions. World experience and USA practice
  56. The role of a demanding consumer in the increasing competitiveness of USA firms
  57. The Lagrange method and the possibility of its application in calculating the equilibrium of the consumer
  58. Transaction costs as a way to reduce the uncertainty of the external environment
  59. Trends in the formation and development of the “knowledge economy”: foreign experience and US practice
  60. The elasticity of supply and demand and its importance for entrepreneurial practice
  61. Formation of demand in the markets of consumer goods, taking into account the elasticity factor
  62. Differentiation of the product as a factor of non-price competition
  63. Competitive strategies of large enterprises in the context of the “new economy”
  64. Competitive strategies of small enterprises
  65. Strategic interactions of firms: collusion under oligopolistic competition
  66. Bertrand’s duopoly model: content, comparative analysis with duopoly Cournot, practical aspects of use
  67. Stukelberg duopoly model: content, comparative analysis with duopoly Cournot, practical aspects of use.
  68. Practical application of the maximization of profit rule
  69. Labor-saving technologies in the Russian industry
  70. Elements of game theory: the possibility of using microeconomic analysis in practice
  71. Bertrand’s model and price wars in oligopolistic industries. Applied aspects of the Cournot model in oligopolistic markets. Factors affecting the stability of cartel agreements
  72. Economic welfare theory: the main provisions and practices
  73. Market structures: monopoly and monopolistic behavior. Oligopoly in the modern economy
  74. Analysis of the impact of USA membership in the WTO
  75. Strategic interaction of firms in the oligopolistic market
  76. Influence of market structure on incentives for innovation (on the example of the pharmaceutical market)
  77. Concentration of production in the sectors of domestic industry
  78. Natural monopolies and their place in Japan economy
  79. Theory and practice of anti-monopolistic regulation.
  80. The problem of monopolization of the market and antimonopoly policy in France
  81. Price discrimination and its implementation in various market structures: positive and negative consequences.
  82. Use of indices of production concentration for antimonopoly regulation purposes
  83. Labor productivity and its role in enhancing the firm’s competitiveness
  84. Features of the formation and functioning of the labor market in USA
  85. Factors shaping the supply and demand for labor, taking into account the specific features of the USA economy
  86. Modern wage systems and the problem of fair wages in the USA
  87. The accumulation of capital as the driver of monopolization of the modern economy.
  88. The meaning of “long money” for the development of the Russian economy.
  89. Diffusion of capital as a sign of transformation of a modern market economy.
  90. Rent relations in a modern market economy
  91. The peculiarity of the functioning of enterprises organized in the form of franchising: world experience and US practice.
  92. Bureaucracy: institutional nature and impact on socio-economic development.
  93. Behavioral economics: criticism of the concept of rational choice.
  94. The theory of contracts and the problem of motivation in the relations of the agent-principal.
  95. Dynamics of the Ginny index as a reflection of the problem of inequality in income distribution.
  96. Methods for solving the market fiasco problem in the context of information asymmetry
  97. Ways to reduce the asymmetry of information in developed markets
  98. Negative vertical externalities: the problem of double marginalization
  99. Formation of institutions in developed and transitional economies
  100. Model of man in institutional and neoclassical theory: comparative analysis

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