Microeconomics (Markets, Welfare and Consumer Choice)

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microeconomics (Markets, Welfare and Consumer Choice)

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Human Development and Family Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Topics covered include demand and supply analysis, market efficiency and consumer choice theory. Emphasis will be placed on key concepts such as opportunity costs, incentives, efficiency and marginal costs and benefits, and on the use of diagrams as a tool of economics.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Illustrate economic situations using diagrams.
    -Illustrate the operation of a market using Demand and Supply schedules and diagrams.
    -Analyse the effects of market interventions, such as taxes and quotas, on the operation of a market and on consumer and producer welfare.
    -Analyse the consumption decisions of individuals based on preferences and constraints.
    -Apply the principles of markets and consumer choice in non-economic contexts.

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    24 lectures, with additional tutorials, private study hours

    Continuous Assessment: 20%
    University scheduled written examination: 80%

    Continuous Assessment detail(s): Tutorial attendance 5%, mid-term multiple choice test 15%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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