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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Intermediate Microeconomics 1
Module Code EF336
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kate Hynes
Semester 2: Kate Hynes
Autumn: Kate Hynes
Module TeachersKate Hynes
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module focuses on rational choice theory versus behavioural economics, consumer theory, producer theory and market structures. Concepts will be discussed intuitively, graphically and mathematically

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the difference between conventional economics and behavioural economics.
2. Explain how consumers with limited incomes choose between competing alternatives.
3. Discuss the basic economic theory of the firm.
4. Analyze the production decisions of profit maximising and cost minimising firms.
5. Explain the following market structures: perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Assignment Completion26No Description
Independent Study75No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment40% Examination Weight60%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop Quizn/a35%n/a
Performance evaluationn/a15%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Jeffrey Perloff: 0, Microeconomics,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
AFBA in Accounting and Finance
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EBBA in Global Business
EBCBA in Global Business (Canada)
EBFBA in Global Business (France)
EBGBA in Global Business (Germany)
EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)
EBTBA in Global Business (USA)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
EPLBA in Economics, Politics and Law
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
INTBBachelor Business Studies International

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