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    Introduces concepts central to understanding market economies, including allocation of scarce resources, consumer and business reactions to changing market conditions, and the application of economic principles to decision-making.

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    Paper title Principles of Economics
    Subject Pathway
    EFTS 0.150
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
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    BSNS 113
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    Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    1. Apply the principles of economics to business and personal decision making
    2. Explain how a market economy allocates scarce resources, how consumers and firms respond to changing market conditions, and the factors that affect market efficiency
    3. Identify cases of market failure (e.g. income inequality), to evaluate the effects of such market failure and analyse alternative policy responses and their effect on businesses and individuals
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of economic analysis to environmental issues
    5. Provide a basic introduction to the contemporary Māori economy and its development
    6. Produce a clear and effective written and oral presentation


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
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