Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
International Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration
Course code: 174102 Subject title: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 1º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
ECHAVARRI AGUINAGA, REBECA (Resp)   [Mentoring ] CORREA LOPERA, GUADALUPE   [Mentoring ]
GARCIA POLA, BERNARDO   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Economics/Economic Analysis

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Contents

This introductory course to Economics presents the main economic notions related to the functioning of the economic system in a complex society. After beginning with the definition of Economics due to Lionel Robins (namely, "Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means that have alternative uses"), we go on to examine individual (including persons and firms) and social decisions in various economic contexts, and from micro and macroeconomic perspectives.

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General proficiencies

Not applicable

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable

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Learning outcomes

RA01: Identify relevant economic information sources for the company and their content.
RA02: Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.
RA04: Understand the nature of the company as an organization with different interdependent functional areas interacting with agents with different interests.
RA06: Know the principles of economic analysis to be able to contribute to the efficient allocation of resources.

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Methodology

The learning and teaching methodology is based on student-centred and enquiry-based techniques that would combine lecturing on students with the creation of small and cooperative learning environments. We would exploit showcase empirical questions (called "evidence-based economics features"), data analysis, experiments, poster sessions and model design. The contents would be structured around a single textbook.

Learning activities Hours (classroom) Hours (out of classroom)
A-1 Master sessions 42  
A-2 Seminars 12  
A-3 Advanced reading for lectures   40
A-4 Studying   48
A-5 Exams 06  
A-6 Office hours (individual)   02
Total 60 90

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
All Assessment of theoretical knowledge 50 YES NO
All Cases and problems activities 50 YES NO

 

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Agenda

 1. Introduction: The capitalist revolution

1.1. Living standards across time and space

1. 2. Measuring output and inflation
1.3. Specialization and trade

  1. Technology and costs
  2. Preferences, constraints and choice
  3. Game Theory

     4.1. Introduction to Game Theory

4.2. Game Theory. Part II

  1. Property and power: mutual gains and conflict

5.1. Production and distribution

5.2. Measuring inequality

  1. Firm revenues and profits
  2. Costs, demand and optimal choice
  3. Demand, supply and market clearing
  4. Balance sheets and trading
  5. Money and interest
  6. Fiscal policy and the multiplier

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


The Economy (https://core-econ.org/the-economy/v1/en/) by the CORE team.

The e-book is available free of charge online and at reasonable cost in print from Oxford University Press. It is also available as an app for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fireandlion.core.theeconomy&pli=1) or Windows (https://apps.microsoft.com/detail/9NZPF7DHS3FD?activetab=pivot%3Aoverviewtab&hl=en-us&gl=US) phones, and in the iBooks (https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-economy/id1456248159) store for those with iPhones. In addition, we will read selections from CORE insights (https://www.core-econ.org/project/core-insights/).

Additional references:

Acemoglu D., D. Laibson and J. A. List. 2019. Economics 2nd Ed. Pearson.

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Languages

English.

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Location

Campus de Arrosadia.

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