• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Dana Hanna
    • Dr Kieron Meagher
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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Building upon material introduced in Microeconomics 1, this course aims to provide a solid understanding of basic microeconomic theory and the ability to apply those tools and ideas. Models describing the economic behaviour of individual decision-makers and the outcomes of markets are developed and applied to examine the welfare of market participants. Questions addressed include: What influences consumer demand decisions and how? How do firms decide on how much to produce and how much inputs to use? How do prices function to coordinate economic activity? What is meant by economic efficiency? When do markets fail to achieve efficient outcomes? Training in economic analysis is achieved via weekly tutorials that go over problem sets linked to material presented in lecture. Overall, the course takes an analytical approach emphasising rigorous logical reasoning and economic problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
• describe the main microeconomic/neoclassical theory of consumer and producer behaviour
• apply economic concepts to solve for choices made by consumers and producers
• assess the economic efficiency of market outcomes for different market structures, in the presence of externalities, and/or when influenced by government intervention
• compare and contrast the information needed for markets or for the government to allocate resources efficiently

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s) and in-class quizzes, or some combination thereof. See the course outline for details.

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Workload

Three lectures and one tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

Prescribed Texts

Nicholson, W., & Snyder, C., 2015, Intermediate Microeconomics and its Applications, 12th edition, Cengage Learning, USA.

Majors

Minors

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
2018 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
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
2573 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8936 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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