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EC9D3: Microeconomics B

  • Daniele Condorelli

    Module Leader
30 CATS - Department of Economics
Summer Module
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

EC9D3-30 Microeconomics B

Principal Learning Outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding:...demonstrate a rigorous understanding of the mathematical foundations of microeconomic analysis. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test.

Subject Knowledge and Understanding:...demonstrate a rigorous understanding of applications of microeconomic theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test.

Subject Knowledge and Understanding:...demonstrate a rigorous understanding of microeconomic concepts in the areas of game theory, information economics and choice under uncertainty. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test.

Syllabus

The syllabus may cover, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Consumer theory, producer theory, general equilibrium, equilibrium over time and under uncertainty, social choice, game theory, incomplete information, extensive games and mechanism design.

Context

Core Module
L1P6 - Year 1, L1P7 - Year 1, C8P8 - Year 1
Pre or Co-requisites
The module demands a deep understanding of core undergraduate microeconomic principles, and a good understanding of mathematical methods such as constrained optimisation.

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (10%) + Online Examination (90%)
Coursework Details
Online Examination (90%) , Test 1 Micro B (5%) , Test 2 Micro B (5%)
Exam Timing
January

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 ONE question in Section A (50 marks) and ONE question in Section B (50 marks).

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 in the order that they appear, up to the required number of questions in each section.

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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