Markets and Frictions

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Markets and Frictions

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ECON2101 or ECON2112

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is a course in intermediate to advanced microeconomics. It builds on Microeconomics 2 and studies markets and their equilibrium and efficiency properties when lowering standard assumptions of no frictions, complete information, etc. Topics will include a selection from the following: the interaction between different markets (general equilibrium theory), markets with search frictions or capacity constraints, bargaining, externalities, public goods, and social choice. The course provides students with advanced tools and models of microeconomic analysis, allowing for a deeper understanding of the functioning of real-world markets.

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.