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ECON201 Microeconomics

Provides a working knowledge of microeconomic theories with an emphasis on their application to business and public sector decision making.

The objective of ECON 201 is to promote an understanding of key microeconomic theories, with emphasis on their real-world applications. More specifically, we will try to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to 'make sense' of a wide range of interesting and commonplace economic phenomena relating to the behaviours of individuals, firms and government organisations. The hope is that by the end of the paper, students are able to read and understand non-specialist economics reporting and analysis, such as is found in The Economist magazine - from which most of the readings are taken.

Paper title Microeconomics
Paper code ECON201
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(BSNS 104 or BSNS 113) and ECON 112
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and lecturer: David Fielding
Lecturer:Terry Kerr
Eligibility
ECON 201 is intended to complement other Business School and Humanities papers, including preparing students for other Economics papers. Naturally, ECON 201 is intended as a progression from BSNS 104 and ECON 112, and therefore, students are expected to have at least a working knowledge of introductory microeconomics, although this material will be revised along the way (especially in the first couple of weeks).
Contact
economics@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
A course book with photocopied readings from several textbooks, The Economist magazine and other sources will be available for purchase from Uniprintshop in the Information Services Building, priced at the cost of photocopying and binding, and available as a PDF on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of key microeconomic theories and concepts, with emphasis on applications
  • Knowledge and skills to be able to 'make sense' of a wide range of interesting and commonplace economic phenomena relating to the behaviours of individuals, firms and government organisations
  • The ability and desire to read and understand non-specialist economics reporting, such as in The Economist magazine
  • Also, of course, ECON 201 is intended to complement other Business School and Humanities papers, including preparing students for other Economics papers

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-22
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-22
T3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 18-22
T4 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17-22
T5 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22
T6 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22
T7 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22
T8 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17-22
T9 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 17-22

Provides a working knowledge of microeconomic theories with an emphasis on their application to business and public sector decision making.

The objective of ECON 201 is to promote an understanding of key microeconomic theories, with emphasis on their real-world applications. More specifically, we will try to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to 'make sense' of a wide range of interesting and commonplace economic phenomena relating to the behaviours of individuals, firms and government organisations. The hope is that by the end of the paper, students are able to read and understand non-specialist economics reporting and analysis, such as is found in The Economist magazine - from which most of the readings are taken.

Paper title Microeconomics
Paper code ECON201
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(BSNS 104 or BSNS 113) and ECON 112
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Eligibility
ECON 201 is intended to complement other Business School and Humanities papers, including preparing students for other Economics papers. Naturally, ECON 201 is intended as a progression from BSNS 104 and ECON 112, and therefore, students are expected to have at least a working knowledge of introductory microeconomics, although this material will be revised along the way (especially in the first couple of weeks).
Contact
economics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and lecturer: David Fielding
Textbooks
A reading list will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of key microeconomic theories and concepts, with emphasis on applications Knowledge and skills to be able to 'make sense' of a wide range of interesting and commonplace economic phenomena relating to the behaviours of individuals, firms and government organisations. The ability and desire to read and understand non-specialist economics reporting, such as in The Economist magazine. Also, of course, ECON 201 is intended to complement other Business School and Humanities papers, including preparing students for other Economics papers.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T3 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T4 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
T5 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
T6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T7 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 15-22
T8 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22
T9 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-12, 15-22