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EC957: Microeconomics

  • Andrew Harkins

    Module Leader
15 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

EC957-15 Microeconomics

Principal Learning Outcomes

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Solve problems in consumer and producer theory, general equilibrium, and game theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, (unassessed) problem sets, group reports based on case studies, discussions in workshops. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Class test and final examination."

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Apply microeconomic intuition to evaluate real-life scenarios in business and finance, and to propose courses of action. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, (unassessed) problem sets, group reports based on case studies, discussions in workshops. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Class test and final examination. "

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Understand the limits of existing microeconomic paradigms and be aware of some directions in which frontier research is modifying these paradigms. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, (unassessed) problem sets, group reports based on case studies, discussions in workshops. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Class test and final examination. "

Syllabus

The topics covered in this module may include: Part 1:Consumer theory Behavioural Economics Choice under uncertainty and over time General equilibrium Part 2:Static and dynamic games of complete and incomplete information Repeated games

Context

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Test 1 (20%) , Locally administered examination (80%)
Exam Timing
N/A

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