ECON321-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Microeconomic Analysis

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, 8 May 2020

Description

This course follows on from the Intermediate Microeconomics sequence taught at stage 2. The primary focus is on applying fundamental mathematical tools and techniques for modelling standard microeconomics problems involving consumers, producers and markets. Techniques in both algebra and calculus will be used. The main objective is to show students how a selection of standard microeconomics problems can be modelled in terms of constrained optimisation, solving those problems, and above all, analysing the solutions.

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

(1) ECON207; and (2) MATH102 or MATH199; and (3) 15 points from STAT RP: ECON208

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 17 Feb - 5 Apr
27 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 446 24 Feb - 5 Apr
27 Apr - 31 May

Course Administrator

Richard Watt

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments 20% Four assignments
Final Exam 50%
Term test 30%

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 ECON321 Occurrences

  • ECON321-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020