• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course will explore decision-making by individuals and firms in the context of real-world situations in which behaviour is often strategic in nature and information is imperfect. The course covers a set of key topics in microeconomics, including game theory, decision making under uncertainty, monopoly, imperfect competition, situations of asymmetric information, and an introduction to behavioural economics. A range of policy options available to governments will be analysed.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Gain an understanding of the implications of relaxing the assumptions of perfect competition, certainty, and full information on market outcomes within basic microeconomic models.

2. Analyse potential policy interventions to deal with issues related to uncertainty, imperfect competition, asymmetric information, and behavioural economics.

3. Present clear analysis of economic issues and problems, and demonstrate capability in using diagrams, algebra, and game theory.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will involve two quizzes (5% each), a mid-semester exam (30%), and a final exam (60%). All are closed-book.

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Two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial per week, as well as an average of 6 hours per week on private study and tutorial/assignment preparation.

Prescribed Texts

Nicholson, W & Snyder, C 2015, Intermediate Microeconomics and its Application, 12th edn, Cengage Learning.


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:
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
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
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
3450 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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