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ECON6006 Economic Analysis

Module Overview

The module will cover the fundamental tools of microeconomic analysis.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide students whose primary interest is in the area of finance, with the fundamental tools of microeconomic analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use analytical skills through problem solving exercises
  • An understanding of how economic theory can be used to model rational choice, market exchange and microeconomic relationships
  • Apply analytic methods to a variety of economic problems
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic notions of game theory


The main topics to be covered are: - Perfect Markets: Rational Consumers, Profit-maximizing Firms, Perfectly Competitive Markets. - Imperfect Markets: Monopolies and Imperfect Competition, Oligopolies. General Equilibrium Model and Efficiency. - Strategic Interaction: Normal Form Games, Nash Equilibrium and Subgame Perfection

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This is a full course module with 40 hours of lectures and classes in semester 1. There is an emphasis on analytical methods of reasoning and thus problem-solving exercises are important learning tools. Independent work is based around quiz available on line and assigned problem sets, with solutions to selected problems discussed during classes.

Independent Study160
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Microeconomics: An Integrated Approach. 

Microeconomics and Behaviour. 

Companion Web page.


Assessment Strategy

Summative assessment - A one and a half hour written mid-term, as a piece of formative assessment. Generic feedback offered during a lecture and personal feedback upon request. A three hour written examination at the end of semester 1 (100%) Resit Assessment - three-hour written examination in the supplementary period (100%) Your understanding of the role of economic theory and your ability to apply analytic methods are assessed through the written examination.


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (3 hours) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (3 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Textbook purchase

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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