ECON207-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Intermediate Microeconomics - Households and Government

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

ECON 207 is one of two intermediate microeconomics courses which build on the concepts learned in ECON 104. Concepts will be taught with a graphical and/or simple algebraic approach. Most of the first term is spent using the consumer behaviour model to explain optimal consumer decision making with different types of goods. Consumer decision making under risk and uncertainty is also examined. Term two is spent examining what happens when people and businesses are imperfectly informed about their transactions, or about each other. Externalities and public goods are also investigated.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

ECON202, ECON203

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 E8 Lecture Theatre (19/2-18/3)
- (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
- (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
- (23/4-28/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 2 Mar - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 2 Mar - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 2 Mar - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
04 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 2 Mar - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 2 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Steve Agnew

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 20%
Final exam 55%
Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Besanko, David , Braeutigam, Ronald R., Gibbs, Michael; Microeconomics; Fifth edition;

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $822.00

International fee $3,688.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

All ECON207 Occurrences

  • ECON207-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • ECON207-20SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2020 start (Distance)