• 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 Firman Kartaadipoetra
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

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:

  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

  1. Two closed-book quizzes (10) [LO null]
  2. Mid-semester closed-book examination (30) [LO null]
  3. End of semester closed-book examination (60) [LO null]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

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

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge in calculus and optimisation is essential.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $2940
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
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
On Campus
2385 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View
Online
4538 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online View

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