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Business Economics (6394.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    This unit provides an examination of the basic principles involved in economic analysis with particular reference to prices, resource allocation and the theory of the firm. Topics include fundamentals of supply and demand analysis; consumer equilibrium, production functions and analysis of short and long run costs of production; market structures - perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition; pricing of factors of production; public policy and competition; market failure, welfare and public policy; resources, ecology and environmental issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Analyse the issues of scarcity and trade-offs, and how the market makes decisions on these issues;

    2. Explain how different factors affect the demand and supply for goods and services and the market equilibrium outcome;

    3. Describe production function and understand how short run production function varies from long run production function;

    4. Describe different market structures and explain the differences between them;

    5. Understand externalities and use graphs to show how externalities affect economic efficiency.

    Contact Hours

    Normally thirty nine hours per semester.


    Introduction to Economics.

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