Principles of Microeconomics

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Microeconomics

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The module examines market failure and the justification and nature of government intervention in markets.
    The module also examines the economics of firms in different types of market structures (competition,
    monopoly, and oligopoly), strategic interaction between economic agents (elementary game theory) and basic
    issues in the economics of labour markets.
    This module is a prerequisite for all students wishing to take
    economics at level 2 (second year). This includes: (a) economics as a single subject major (b) economics as
    one of two subjects in a joint major programme (c) economics as a major in a major/minor combination.

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