• Offered by International and Development Economics Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Thomas Kompas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course considers a range of topics in microeconomic theory and applied microeconomics. Topics include cost and production functions, the theory of the firm, profit maximization, duality, consumer choice and demand, market structure, basic game theory and intertemporal choice. The course also emphasizes a series of research tools and applications in applied microeconomics, including stochastic cost and production frontiers, natural resource and common property problems, productivity and efficiency measures, international trade, incentives and total factor productivity, intertemporal choice and economic growth.

The course is designed for students at the Master Degree level and a general knowledge of economics at the postgraduate level is assumed. The course also assumes particular knowledge of graduate diploma level microeconomics and basic econometrics. Lectures in optimal control theory and stochastic frontiers will be provided in class.

There will be two one-hour lectures per week and a one-hour tutorial. An additional review lecture (repeating and elaborating on difficult concepts form regular lectures) will also be held one-hour per week. Every week tutorial questions will be distributed, forming the basis of tutorial sessions and providing sample exam questions.

Indicative Assessment

Midterm Examination (not redemptive) 30%
Final examination 70%

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Preliminary Reading

A package containing all required readings can be purchased during the first week of lectures. There is no single textbook. Readings are drawn from a number of texts and professional papers.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3762
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4566
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2121 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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