BEX5650 - Microeconomic theory - 2018

0 points, SCA Band 3, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey LaFrance


Professor Jeffrey LaFrance

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


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




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.


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.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester.

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