• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof David Stern
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Microeconomics examines how consumers and firms make decisions under conditions of scarcity and how they interact with each other in markets. It also examines the effects of government policy and actions on market outcomes. The economic way of thinking provides a decision-making framework for individuals, corporate managers, and policy-makers. This course aims to provide students with a solid understanding of basic microeconomic principles and the ability to apply those tools and ideas. Topics include comparative advantage, consumer and firm decision-making, supply and demand, market structure, international trade, and market failure.

 

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of "the economic way of thinking".
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles of supply and demand, including consumer and firm behaviour.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of market structure, performance and failure.
  • Be able to explain the effects of different government interventions in markets.
  • Present in written form arguments using both economic reasoning and actual evidence.

Other Information

Delivery mode:

on campus, weekly based.  

Indicative Assessment

1. Examinable Tutorial Tests (10%)

2. Short Essay (25%)

3. Mid-Semester Exam (25% - redeemable)

4. Final Exam - (40% or 65%)

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Workload

The course will be delivered over 13 weeks, involving a 2-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial each week. Students will also be expected to spend a minimum of six hours per week reading the textbook, revising lecture notes and preparing for tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with POGO8081

Prescribed Texts

Robert Frank, Sarah Jennings and Ben S. Bernanke, 2011, Principles of Microeconomics, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill Australia

The 1st and 2nd Australian editions and American editions of this text are also acceptable.

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:
1
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 $2412
2005 $2988
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
3682 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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