• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Rohan Pitchford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course continues the discussion of microeconomic theory at the graduate level, as started in ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A.  It will cover topics in microeconomic theory that extend beyond those covered in ECON8011. Topics might include applications of game theory, the economics of information, contract theory, and mechanism design. Students are expected to have the ability to follow rigorous abstract arguments, as used in the construction and analysis of mathematical models in economics. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon a successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
• Understand theoretical models that economists typically use; models that form the basis of current research in advanced microeconomics;
• Explain and understand the associated empirical implications and policy issues where applicable;
• Evaluate the contribution of some recently created knowledge in microeconomics;
• Synthesize some of the recently created knowledge in microeconomics;
• Be ready to identify a research topic and undertake an independent research.

Other Information

 See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

A mixture of regular Problem Sets, in-class presentations, a midterm exam and a final exam.

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Workload

12 hours per week

Assumed Knowledge

Some familiarity with basic game theoretic concepts, such as Nash equilibrium and various game forms, will be helpful.

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:
3
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 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2548 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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