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ECB1101: Introductory microeconomics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Introductory microeconomics

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The unit introduces you to the study of economics from a microeconomic perspective. Fundamental principles of microeconomics will be applied to the analysis of consumer behaviour, demand and supply and the operation of markets, market efficiency and welfare, welfare effects of international trade, public sector economics, the behaviour of firms and the organisation of an industry, and market structures. This unit also discusses the reasons for economic regulation and competition policy.


1 - Within semester assessment - 50% 2 - Examination - 50%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.