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ECC1000: Principles of microeconomics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Principles of microeconomics

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This unit provides you with an introduction to microeconomics. You will be given the tools to understand basic economic ideas and to apply your learning to analyse economic applications in everyday life. It begins with an introduction to supply and demand and the basic forces that determine an equilibrium in a market economy. Next, it introduces a framework for learning about consumer behaviour and analysing consumer decisions. We then turn our attention to firms and their decisions about optimal production, and the impact of different market structures on firms' behaviour. The final section of the unit provides an introduction to some of the more advanced topics that can be analysed using microeconomic theory, including consumer choice, game theory and behavioural economics.


1 - Within semester assessment - 40% 2 - Examination - 60%


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. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.