ECON208-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Intermediate Microeconomics - Firms and Markets

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
03 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E12 17 Aug - 23 Aug
04 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
05 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator

Philip Gunby

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Problem sets 10%
Essay 20%
Final exam 35%
Quizzes 10%
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 ECON208 Occurrences

  • ECON208-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020