• Offered by International and Development Economics Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Microeconomic Analysis and Policy is a course in modern microeconomic theory at a Graduate Diploma level. It gives students a solid understanding of basic microeconomic theory and its applications in important policy areas such as tax policy, price regulation, and the environment. The course covers consumption theory, production theory, theories of the competitive market, non-competitive markets, general equilibrium theory, externalities and public goods, and an introduction to game theory.

Learning Outcomes

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

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
(1)          Understand the key tools for analysing the microeconomics of competitive markets and externalities.
(2)          Analyse microeconomic problems relating to competitive markets and externalities.
(3)          Apply microeconomic principles to the assessment of public policies.

Other Information

The course will be delivered on campus, with material posted to the course Wattle site

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will involve two quizzes (10%), a mid-semester examination (30%), and a final examination (60%). All are closed-book.

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3 contact hours per week, including 2 lecture hours and a 1-hour tutorial. Students are expected to study 6 hours a week outside contact hours to satisfactorily complete the course.

Prescribed Texts

Nicholson, W & Snyder, C 2008, Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, 10th edn, Cengage Learning.

Preliminary Reading

Varian, HR 2010, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach, 8th edn, Norton.

Jehle, GA & Reny, PJ 2011, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, 3rd edn, Prentice Hall.

Hoy, M, Livernois, J, McKenna, C, Rees, R & Stengos, T 2011, Mathematics for Economics, 3rd edn, MIT Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge in calculus and optimisation are essential.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $3576
2014 $3582
2013 $3576
2012 $3576
2011 $3576
2010 $3576
2009 $3576
2008 $3576
2007 $3576
2006 $3576
2005 $3576
2004 $3576
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $4140
2014 $4146
2013 $4140
2012 $4140
2011 $4140
2010 $4140
2009 $4140
2008 $4140
2007 $4140
2006 $4140
2005 $4140
2004 $4140
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
3700 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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