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Unit information: Intermediate Microeconomics in 2021/22

Unit name Intermediate Microeconomics
Unit code EFIM20033
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Tsur
Open unit status Not open

EFIM10025 Economics 1
EFIM10027 Economics 2



School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

The course develops microeconomic theory at an intermediate level. It cover the fundamental concepts in game theory and its economic applications, including the impact of asymmetric information, adverse selection and moral hazard as well as uncertainty and strategic interaction.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Formalize an economic problem using the models presented and use the models to undertake analyses.
  2. Demonstrate a good understanding of a variety of static and dynamic games, and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of information and beliefs.
  3. Understand the implications of uncertainty and asymmetric information in a variety of economic settings

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions such as online teaching for large and small group, face-to-face small group classes (where possible) and interactive learning activities

Assessment Information

MCQ (15%) Assesses all learning outcomes.

Coursework portfolio. Best 6 out of 8 MCQs(15%) Assesses all learning outcomes.

Exam (2 hours) (70%) Assesses all learning outcomes.


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How much time the unit requires
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