Microeconomic Principles

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microeconomic Principles

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    An introduction to economic principles and their application to issues facing households, businesses and government in the New Zealand economy and the international economic environment. Note: ECON 130, CRN 17450 and 15517 is for Vietnam-based students only.

    Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of this course, students should be able to:
    - Explain and assess the key principles of economics
    - Explain and analyse the optimal choice of a consumer
    - Explain and analyse the optimal production plan of a firm
    - Identify an equilibrium and analyse the main influences on equilibrium prices and quantities
    - Assess the benefits and costs of international trade
    - Explain the basic concepts of finance
    - Solve and comment on simple games
    - Explain and address the implications of imperfect competition in markets.

    Online tests 10%
    Multi-choice tset 25%
    Examination 65%

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