ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Economics; Professional Economics; Philosophy, Politics and Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit are Management and Commerce, Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This is an intermediate unit in microeconomic theory and policy applications. It provides an economic explanation of how consumers and producers behave and how their activities are coordinated using markets and prices. Topics include consumer behaviour; firm behaviour; choice under uncertainty; market behaviour and externalities.
Students are able to (1) identify the fundamental economic forces driving seemingly complex behaviour of micro-entities.; (2) apply the supply-and-demand model to analyze the likely outcomes of changes in public policies.; (3) effectively communicate economic issues.; and (4) understand and apply concepts of game theory when analyzing strategic interaction between entities..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) LMS assignments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ishita Chatterjee (Summer School) and Dr Tushar Bharati (Semester 1)
Unit rules
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-SUMM-E-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.