Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andreas Leibbrandt


Economics as an area of knowledge. Economics in a business degree. Understanding economic policy. An analysis of markets: supply and demand; consumer behaviour; firm behaviour; cost of production and profit maximisation; behaviour of firms in different market structures; evaluation of market capitalist economic systems, economic efficiency, market failure, government failure; current economic policies, competition policy, privatisation and the funding of education.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand theoretical concepts, analytical techniques as well as practical decision-making mechanisms and policy debates as they relate to economics issues
  2. understand the economic behaviour of individual consumers and producers and the cost of production in both the short and long runs
  3. understand the determinants of price and output outcomes under different market structures in both the short and long runs and the welfare implications of these outcomes
  4. understand virtues and shortcomings of free markets
  5. understand remedies to overcome market failure.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 6.5 hour problem based workshop per week


ECC1000, ECW1101, PMM2020, ECF1100