ECON208-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Intermediate Microeconomics - Firms and Markets

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 445 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 315 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 446 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 315 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 242 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 239 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 242 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 19 Aug - 25 Aug
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 19 Aug - 25 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 / Resources

Recommended Reading

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* 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

  • ECON208-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019