• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Damien Eldridge
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Modern economics is a way of thinking that provides important insights into human behaviour and how the world works. The emphasis in Microeconomics 3 is on deepening students' understanding of the basic principles of microeconomics and learning how to use these principles to analyse real world problems and policy issues. The course builds upon the material covered in Microeconomics 1 and 2 by treating some of the concepts introduced in previous microeconomic courses with greater degree of formality. The course also covers more advanced tools of microeconomic theory and applications of the theory to a range of economic problems. Topics and techniques that are emphasized include: concepts and measurement of individual and aggregate consumer welfare, partial and general equilibrium efficiency analysis, choice under uncertainty and information economics.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students should have the knowledge and skills to:
• Think for themselves like economists, or at least understand how economists think.
• Recognise the economic issues in a problem and apply the appropriate tools to analyse it.
• Understand the economic tools taught in class and be able to apply them to analyse real world problems and policy issues.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Take-home assignments, a mid-semester examination and an end-of-semester examination.

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Workload

Three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed enrolment in ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (P) or ECON2111 Microeconomics 2 (H).

Majors

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:
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
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2454 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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