• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Thomas Kompas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2160
2005 $3084
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3688 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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