•      About OUHK     

  •      Admissions     

  •      Schools & LiPACE     

  •     Administration    

  •      Library     

  •     Research    

  • Registration

     Distance Learning Homepage  Credit exemptions  Finances  Registration
    ECON A831F
    Applied Microeconomics Analysis
    ECON A831F
    Applied Microeconomics Analysis
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Postgraduate 2 terms 10
    English
    N/A

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ma Yiu Chung, BSocSc, MPhil (LU), PhD (LU)

    Important notes

    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode. Lectures will be scheduled on weekday evenings. This is a core course for the Master of Social Sciences in International Economics and Development. The course provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the modern microeconomic theory of economic choices made by individual consumers and firms. It also covers the theories of partial equilibrium, general equilibrium, welfare economics, the economics of uncertainty and game theory. Student will gain in-depth insights into economic theories on the utilisation and allocation of resources, including labour and capital; and will investigate and compare different markets and their interrelationship with the government.

    Aims
    This course aims to examine the behaviour of individuals, households and firms, and their interactions, and develop students’ skills in analysing microeconomic problems and theories. Students will learn about recent developments and controversies in microeconomics and develop their mathematical and analytical skills. Students will also be able to further their critical evaluation and appraisal skills in the context of microeconomic theory.

    Contents

    • Preferences, utility maximization and choice

    • Income and substitution effects

    • Demand Rrelationships among goods

    • Market mechanisms

    • Production and costs functions

    • Profit maximization

    • The partial equilibrium competitive model

    • General equilibrium and welfare

    • Monopoly

    • Imperfect competition

    • Game theory

    • The labour market

    • Adverse selection, signaling and screening

    • Externalities and public goods

    • Behavioural economics

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    There will be one assignment, one midterm test and one term paper which are worth 20%, 20% and 10% of the course score respectively.The final examination will account for the remaining 50% of the total course score.

    Accessibility | Privacy policies | Terms and policies | Webmaster
    © 2019 by The Open University of Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved.
    Site Map Site map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    History
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Publications
    Administration
    Educational Technology and Development Unit
    Facilities Management Unit
    Finance Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Library
    Mainland and International Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Public Affairs Unit
    Quality Assurance Office
    Registry
    Research Office
    Student Affairs Office
    Admissions
    Research Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Undergraduate Programmes
    Undergraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Sub-degree Programmes
    Sub-degree Programmes (Part-time)
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
    Programmes from LiPACE
    Annual Review 2017-2018
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Implementation of a unified academic calendar
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Alumni
    Tutors
    Staff
    Media
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Library
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Knowledge for All
    OpenLink
    OUHK Great Speakers Series
    Policies
    Accessibility
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    Research
    Research Office (RO)
    IRITS  IROPINE  IIBG   PSPRC  RIBILT  RIDCH
    RGC Funded Projects
    Institutional Repository
    Other Funded Research Projects
    Staff Publications
    Research Degree Programmes
    External Research Funding
    Internal Research Funding
    External Funding for Development Project
    Schools and LiPACE
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Site Search
    Social Media
    Facebook
    YouTube Channel
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Webmaster
    Back To Top