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ECC5650

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jeff LaFrance

Synopsis

Neoclassical theories of demand, supply, and equilibrium at a level that permits rigorous analysis. Introduction to game theory. Topics include the existence theorem of utility functions, properties of demand and supply functions, existence and Pareto optimality of competitive equilibrium, and various equilibrium concepts of non-cooperative games.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. deepen understanding of microeconomic analysis acquired during undergraduate training
  2. undertake rigorous analysis of microeconomic issues, including the determinants of relative prices and their effects on resource allocation
  3. learn some more advanced analyses going beyond the traditional model and taking account of some real-world complications
  4. acquire proficiency in handling optimisation problems and have a basic understanding of general equilibrium analysis.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Lafrance

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course code 3194 to undertake this unit