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ES20012: Intermediate microeconomics 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ES20012 - Resit Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take ES20011
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to enable students to extend their analytical ability in microeconomics so that they can use theory to generate predictions and explanations with respect to economic phenomena.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this module the student will be able to:
a) examine the working of some basic types of market structure;
b) understand some basic efficiency and welfare concepts and apply them to various situations;
c) understand some of the problems that can arise in a market economy.

Problem solving: application of analysis to specific problems. Understanding: expressed in written form through coursework and examinations.

This unit, together with EC20010, covers the core concepts and method of microeconomic analysis at the intermediate level, using some mathematics in modelling and explanation. General equilibrium and welfare: competitive equilibrium and Pareto optimality; externalities and public goods; monopoly: welfare loss due to monopoly, taxes on monopolies; oligopoly: Cournot and Stackelberg models; the economics of information.
Key text: Varian, H Intermediate Microeconomics.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES20012 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc (hons) Economics (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc (hons) Economics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2

ES20012 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Economics and International Development (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UHES-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Economics and International Development (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Economics and Politics (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc (hons) Economics and Politics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.