Economics II - Microeconomics - ECO00025I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Emma Tominey
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

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

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Economics II - Microeconomics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
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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