Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176204 Subject title: MICROECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
CORREA LOPERA, GUADALUPE (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Economic Analysis. Microeconomics.

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Contents

Part 1 - Introduction to Microeconomics

1. Analyzing Economic Problems

2. Demand and Supply Analysis

Part 2- Production and Cost Theory

3. Inputs and Production Functions

4. Costs and Cost Minimization

5. Cost Curves

Part 3 - Perfect Competition

6. Perfectly Competitive Markets

Part 4 - Market Power

7. Monopoly, Monopsony and Oligopoly

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General proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Learning outcomes

RA01: Understand the principles of economic analysis, from its microeconomic and/or macroeconomic perspective, in order to contribute to efficient resource allocation.

RA02: Analyze economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.

RA07: Understand the relationship between verbal, graphical, mathematical, and econometric analysis in the study of economics.

RA13: Apply rationality to the analysis and description of any aspect of economic reality.

RA15: Apply mathematical tools to synthesize complex economic problems.

 

RA18: Work in a team, being able to argue their proposals and validate or reasonably refuse the arguments of others.

RA19: Organize work, in terms of good time management, order, and planning.

RA20: Select and generate the necessary information for each problem, analyze it, and make decisions based on it.

RA21: Value ethical, social, and environmental commitment in professional practice.

RA22: Continue learning in the future independently, deepening the knowledge acquired or starting in new areas of knowledge.

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Methodology

- Three 90-minute lectures every two weeks. Single group.

- One 90-minute practice session every two weeks. Students will be split up into two small groups. Proactive and Interactive student work. Exercises will be solved during the practice sessions.

ALLOCATION OF THE ECTs CREDITSATRIBUCIÓN DE LA CARGA ECTS

ACTIVITY / HOURS

PRESENTIAL 60

  • BIG GROUP 46
  • SMALL GROUP 14

NOT PRESENTIAL 90

  • PREPARATION AND STUDY OF CONTENTS 40
  • INDIVIDUAL HOMEWORK 25
  • WORK IN GROUP. Work in groups is recommended, but the evaluation will be individual. 20
  • TUTORIALS 3
  • OTHERS 2 (Exam and possible revision)

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Evaluation

 

All Final Exam 70 Yes (exam) 3
All Intermediate exams and other activities 30 Yes (exam) 0

 

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Agenda

- Consumer theory.

- Technology

- Cost minimization

- Supply function of the competitive firm in the short run

- Industry supply

- Competitive equilibrium

- Imperfect competition

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Bibliography

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


Básica/obligatoria:

Besanko, D. and R. Braeutigam. "Microeconomics" (2020, Third Edition), International student version, Wiley ed.

Recomendada/complementaria:

Pindyck, R.S. and Rubinsten. "Microeconomics" (2013, Eighth Edition), International edition. Pearson ed.

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Languages

English.

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Location

Campus de Arrosadia.

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