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EC9A1 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory

  • Module code: EC9A1
  • Module name: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 35

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to develop the skills in, and knowledge of, microeconomics necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economics are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal learning outcomes

Have a thorough understanding of the main techniques of modern microeconomic theory; Have a detailed knowledge of recent research in key areas of microeconomic theory; Be in a position to apply modern techniques to develop microeconomic models in their own research.

Timetabled teaching activities

60 Lecture hours and 30 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
35 CATS (Module code: EC9A1-35)
A (Assessed work only) Class test 1 20%
  Class test 2 20%
  Final class test 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • in Economics (Master of Research plus PhD) (L1PL) - Year 1
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