• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • 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 Hoa Nguyen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Microeconomic Analysis and Policy is a Masters course in modern microeconomic theory. The course covers consumption theory, production theory, theories of the competitive market, general equilibrium theory, and externalities and public goods. Principles will be applied to important policy areas such as tax policy, the role of government, and management of the environment.

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)          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 around 6 hours a week outside contact hours to satisfactorily complete the course.

Prescribed Texts

Nicholson, W & Snyder, C 2012, Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, 11th edn, Cengage Learning.

Preliminary Reading

Varian, HR 2014, Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, 1st 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 is 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. 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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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
2735 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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