Economics for Business

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics for Business

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, 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
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The module begins by extending the analysis of production and cost theory developed in first year microeconomics. Imperfect market structures of the firm are explored including analysis of game theory. Labour market decisions are analysed with respect to the supply and demand for labour and wage determination, the latter forms the key link between the micro and macro sections of the module. An overview of the theoretical and practical exposition of business objectives along with key issues facing the firm in the business environment in addition to the role of government are then explored. Section two of the module is concerned with the macroeconomy. The topics covered include: the expectations-augmented Phillips curve, purchasing power parity, interest rate parity and the Fisher effect. These theories are combined to obtain what is known as the ?open economy monetary model?. This model is then used to evaluate particular issues including the long-run performance of the Irish economy and the factors underlying the ?Celtic Tiger? period.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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