Modiwl ASB-2307:
Microeconomics

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan Bangor Business School

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Marco Pelliccia

Amcanion cyffredinol

To develop students' understanding of the core components of microeconomics, building upon the material introduced in first year Introduction to Economics. To provide a basis on which to study theoretical and applied microeconomics in third year modules. In particular, the module will extend students’ analytical skills in relation to consumer and producer theories, and introduce students to general equilibrium analysis and game theory.

Cynnwys cwrs

The content includes Demand and supply microfoundations, Rational choice, Individual and market demand, the cost of production and profit maximisation, Market structures, Game Theory, Public Goods and Externalities.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

D- to D+ (40-49%): No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.

ardderchog

A- to A+ (70%+): Outstanding performance. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

C- i C+

C- to C+ (50-59%): Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

da

B- to B+ (60-69%): Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Develop "economic reasoning" skill

  2. Appraise the role of the government and regulation in markets.

  3. Evalute the model of rational choice model.

  4. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of demand and supply microeconomic foundations.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
PRAWF DOSBARTH On-line Test

On-line test with multiple choices. This will cover the first part of the module, Consumer choice Theory and Game Theory.

15
PRAWF DOSBARTH On-line Test

On-line test with multiple choices. This will cover the second part of the module, Producer Theory and Market failures.

15
ARHOLIAD Final Examination S1

Written exam at the end of the semester. The exam consists of multiple questions/exercises covering all the topics presented during the term.

70

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Tutorial

Tutorial covering exercises related to topics of the week

9
Private study

Private Study to review module material from lectures, further reading from textbooks and the internet, plus practice numerical questions

160
Lecture

4 hours of lectures in Week 1. 3 hours of lectures per week for rest of Semester 1. Theoretical explanations during the lectures. Use of slides and other on-line materials.

31

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Abstraction. From the study of economic principles and models, students see how one can abstract the essential features of complex systems and provide a useable framework for evaluation and assessment of the effects of policy or other exogenous events. Through this, the typical student will acquire proficiency in how to simplify while still retaining relevance. This is an approach that they can then apply in other contexts, thereby becoming more effective problem-solvers and decision-makers.
  • Analysis, deduction and induction. Economic reasoning is highly deductive, and logical analysis is applied to assumption-based models. However, inductive reasoning is also important. The development of such analytical skills enhances students' problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Quantification and design. Data, and their effective organisation, presentation and analysis, are important in economics. The typical student will have some familiarity with the principal sources of economic information and data relevant to industry, commerce, society and government, and have had practice in organising it and presenting it informatively. This skill is important at all stages in the decision-making process.
  • Framing. Through the study of economics, a student should learn how to decide what should be taken as given or fixed for the purposes of setting up and solving a problem, i.e. what the important 'parameters' are in constraining the solution to the problem. Learning to think about how and why these parameters might change encourages a student to place the economic problem in its broader social and political context. This 'framing' skill is important in determining the decision-maker's ability to implement the solutions to problems.

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