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EC9011: Economic Analysis: Microeconomics

24 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

The main objective of this module is to provide a foundation of key microeconomic principles, covering some of the most important topics, concepts and methods used in modern microeconomic analysis.

Principal Learning Outcomes

The module aims to provide a firm understanding of the principles of microeconomic analysis.


The module will bridge the conventional material of an undergraduate degree and more advanced material that would be important for postgraduate work. The material covered in last year's syllabus included consumer theory, uncertainty, general equilibrium, game theory, externalities, imperfect information. The set of topics covered this year may change slightly.


Optional Core Module
L1P6 - Year 1, L1P7 - Year 1, C8P8 - Year 1
Optional Module
G30B - Year 4
Pre or Co-requisites
The module demands a basic knowledge of microeconomic principles, and elementary mathematical methods such as constrained optimisation.


Assessment Method
Coursework (10%) + 3 hour exam (90%)
Exam Timing

Exam Rubric

Time Allowed: 3 Hours plus 15 minutes reading time.

Read all instructions carefully- and read through the entire paper at least once before you start entering your answers.

There are TWO Sections in this paper. Answer TWO questions in Section A and TWO questions in Section B. All questions carry equal weight (25 marks each).

Approved pocket calculators are allowed.

You should not submit answers to more than the required number of questions. If you do, we will mark the questions

Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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