- Code ECON8025
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
Microeconomics provides the principal modelling tools and frameworks that are used in all fields of economics. The corresponding techniques are built on models of decision-making by economic agents, in environments with and without uncertainty, and on the analysis of interacting economic agents, in various settings such as markets or strategic situations. This course introduces the main techniques of microeconomics, at a level that lies between that of typical undergraduate courses, and that of Masters or PhD level courses. The results are presented and analysed using both intuitive graphical and formal mathematical methods. An important aim of the course is to show that the intuition gained from simple graphical models, and the insight derived from formal theoretical analysis are complementary, and that only the interplay between economic intuition and abstract results can lead to a complete understanding of the respective models and the conclusions drawn from their analysis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the main models of decision-making by economic agents, such as consumers or firms, in environments with and without uncertainty;
- Distinguish between market-based and strategic models of interacting economic agents, and use such models to analyse economic problems;
- Be able to analyse economic models using both intuitive graphical and formal theoretical methods.
- Midterm exam (40%) Final exam (60%) (40) [LO null]
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Workload4 hours class time, roughly 2.5 hours lectures and 1.5 hours tutorials. The exact split would depend on the class progression. At least 8 hours private study in addition to the class time on average
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