ECON5509 Advanced Microeceonomic Theory

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The aim of this unit is to give students an advanced and formal understanding of microeconomic theory. Topics include consumer choice, theory of the firm, market failures, welfare analysis and game theory.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the core of the modern microeconomic theory; (2) explain the important role of assumptions for modelling economic situations; (3) develop logical arguments to produce documents that support economic policy decisions; and (4) demonstrate the ability explain economic concepts and ideas to a general audience.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) homework assignments; (2) research project presentation; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Luciana Fiorini
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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  • 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 at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.