Microeconomic Analysis

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microeconomic Analysis

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EC202: Intermediate Microeconomics, and EC203: Economic Statistics, and EC201: Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course builds a sound micro-foundation to understand key issues in economic analysis. The subject provides a theoretical framework to understand welfare economics, uncertainty and risk, economics of strategy, economics of regulation, asymmetric information, cost-benefit analysis, provision of public goods, income re-distribution and government spending and taxation. Both graphical and calculus based derivations are used to construct examples to analyse complicated economic problems.
    Microeconomic theory aims to mod el economic activity as an interaction of individual economic agents pursuing their private interests. It provides the micro-foundations for economic, political, strategic, and financial analysis. The subject demonstrates how we can use model s to understand the fundamental principles behind familiar economic concepts, and how we apply these models to a variety of problems that are associated with Welfare Economics, Game Theory, Competition Policy and Industry Regulation , Asymmetric Information, Taxation, Cost-Benefit Analysis etc. Both graphical and calculus based derivations are used to analyze complicated economic problems. The material is designed to prepare students for advanced study in microeconomic theory and to provide ample theoretical space for policy analyses. Upon successful completion of the course, students should have at their disposal a solid understanding of decision making using microeconomics.

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