ECON208-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Intermediate Microeconomics - Firms and Markets

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

ECON208 is one of two intermediate microeconomics courses which build on the concepts learned in ECON104. The initial topic is analysing the decision making of perfectly competitive businesses. Specifically, how production processes and the price of inputs influence the output decisions of businesses. All other topics look at what happens when perfect competition fails to hold. The focus is on people and businesses acting strategically and what happens when businesses exploit market power.

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 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 West 213A 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 446 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 443 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 101 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E5 Lecture Theatre (23/8)
E8 Lecture Theatre (23/8)
E9 Lecture Theatre (23/8)
20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator

Philip Gunby

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 20%
Final exam 35%
Problem sets 10%
Quizzes 10%
Mid-semester test 25%

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $790.00

International fee $3,350.00

* 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 ECON208 Occurrences

  • ECON208-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018