Courses & Units

Microeconomic Theory and Policy BEA300




This is an advanced course in microeconomic theory. The unit covers the main topics of microeconomics including consumer and producer behaviour, partial and general equilibrium, behaviour under uncertainty, game theory and asymmetric information. You will learn the fundamental methods and theories of microeconomics, and be provided with the basic tools and concepts required to understand sophisticated economic arguments and evidence in a variety of settings including contemporary policy debates.


Unit name Microeconomic Theory and Policy
Unit code BEA300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Clinton Levitt

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Analyse economics issues and decisions in a variety of settings using appropriate theoretical framework together with quantitative methods.
  • LO2: Analyse economic rules/institutions/mechanisms and identify why they work and when they fail.
  • LO3: Communicate economics in oral and written formats.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


Test (20%), Presentation (20%), Workshop assignment (60%).

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Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Global edition (4e) by Jeffery M. Perloff. (Pearson, ISBN:9781292154459).


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