Undergraduate | TAS-BEA111 | 2024
Introduction to Markets and the Economy
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 5 Feb 2024,
- 26 Feb 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
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Introduction to Markets and the Economy
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Define and interpret key microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.
- Apply basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts to describe the impact of global events, social change, and government policy on markets and the macroeconomy.
- Describe how and why markets work and how and why they fail.
- Develop and critically evaluate basic microeconomic and macroeconomic policy solutions to market failures and identify their welfare implications.
- Topic 1: Economic Foundations
- Topic 2: Choice, Trade and Markets
- Topic 3: Supply and Demand
- Topic 4: Elasticity
- Topic 5: Efficiency and Intervention
- Topic 6: Market Failures
- Topic 7: Measuring GDP and Economic Growth
- Topic 8: Labour Market: Inflation and Cost of Living
- Topic 9: Economic Indicators and Business Cycle / Aggregate Demand vs Aggregate Supply
- Topic 10: Financial Markets
- Topic 11: Economic Shocks, Business Cycle and Monetary Policy
- Topic 12: Fiscal Policy
TAS-BEA111 introduces the key concepts in economics, both microeconomics and macroeconomics. It demonstrates how these concepts can be used to describe and explain the decisions of businesses and individuals and their reactions to world events, social and economic change and government policy. The subject explains why and when markets work and fail. Many of the problems that nations face such as pollution, unemployment, climate change, deflation, inflation, poverty, education and health are market failures. The subject devotes considerable time towards explaining how to develop basic microeconomic and macroeconomic policies for market failures and how to evaluate their welfare consequences for different members of society.
- Assignment 1 - Microeconomics (40%)
- Online Quizzes x 12 (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Macroeconomics (40%)
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Students enrolling in TAS-BEA111 are expected to have the following basic skills in mathematics (from high school): Linear Functions – plotting functions, identifying slope and intercept.
- Software requirements - Students enrolling in TAS-BEA111 are also expected to be able to use: MS Excel and MS Word – to perform simple calculations and produce professional reports.
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