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Module Code: ECO223
Module Title: Intermediate Microeconomics
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to provide students with a solid foundation of intermediate level microeconomic theory. There is a strong focus on the development of microeconomic intuition. It develops and extends on five of the fundamental microeconomic topics – Consumer Theory, Producer Theory, Industrial Organisation, Risk and Uncertainty and General Equilibrium. The module prepares students for more advanced modules in their next level of study.
Learning outcomes 
A. Analyse problems in microeconomics in a range of theoretical and applied settings.

B. Apply microeconomic intuition to a range of real or hypothetical scenarios.

C. Understand the role of microeconomic assumptions, their implications, and what happens if they are relaxed.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered via a combination of lectures and tutorials. Lectures are designed to provide essential information and introduce students to the basic tools of analysis used in Microeconomics. Tutorials will provide students with a learning opportunity designed to extend the material introduced in the lectures through the in-depth analysis of specific problems from various topics covered in the module.
Introduction to Microeconomics

Consumer Theory

Production and Cost Theory

Game Theory

Market Structures and Industrial Organisation

Industrial Organisation

Perfect Competition



Monopolistic Competition

Other topics in Industrial Organisation

Risk and Uncertainty: Expected Utility Theory

General Equilibrium

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 15.00
2 Coursework 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

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