ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Professional Economics major sequence
- Level 3 option in the Economics major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit provides an analytical framework for studying a range of topics in applied microeconomics. Topics include risk and uncertainty, asymmetric information, moral hazard and human capital. These are applied to a wide range of topics chosen from the behavioural, development and labour literatures.
- Students are able to (1) understand and apply the principles of microeconomics to microeconomic policy issues; (2) critically evaluate and communicate understanding of these principles; (3) develop an ability to present and develop ideas and critical thinking; and (4) critically reflect on the ability to present and develop ideas.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and (2) 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 Christopher Parsons
- Unit rules
- ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications or equivalent
- ECON3364 Microeconomic Theory
- Contact hours
- lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.