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Economics II - Microeconomics - ECO00025I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Simon Weber
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

An intermediate level of study of microeconomic theory with an application to public policy issues.

We will cover topics of

Minimum Wages

Consumer theory

Introduction to General equilibrium

Market failure

Asymmetric information

and other core microeconomic theory topics, presenting the theory and providing empirical evidence.

In addition, non-core topics such as

Education and human capital theory

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

·To analyse in depth important topics in Microeonomics ·To critically analyse both theoretical and empirical contributions to topics ·To understand real world applications to Microeconomic topics

Academic and graduate skills

To be able to question and form critical judgments about theories and empirical analyses

To be able to explain the technical aspects of Microeconomic models and how to manipulate these models


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Economics II - Microeconomics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Economics II - Microeconomics
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Assignments marked before seminars, then solutions discussed in seminars.

Office/feedback hours

Indicative reading

Hal R. Varian. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach, 9th Edition.

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