IDENTIFYING DATA 2009_10
Subject (*) INTRODUCCIÓ A LA MICROECONOMIA Code 16214004
Study programme
Grau d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Formació bàsica First First
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Economia
Coordinator
GUAITOLI ., DANILO
E-mail mariajose.perez@urv.cat
albert.pascual@urv.cat
xavier.ponce@urv.cat
danilo.guaitoli@urv.cat
matthias.dahm@urv.cat
Lecturers
PÉREZ LACASTA, MARIA JOSÉ
PASCUAL LORENTE, ALBERT
PONCE ALIFONSO, FRANCISCO JAVIER
GUAITOLI ., DANILO
DAHM ., MATTHIAS
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General description L'assignatura proporciona els coneixements fonamentals de la teoria econòmica, en particular l'anàlisi microeconòmica dels mercats.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A1 Entendre els principis bàsics de funcionament de l'economia a nivell microeconòmic i macroeconòmic per a la gestió d'empreses.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B1 Learning to learn
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Intermediate proficiency of a foreign language, preferably English.
 C4 Correct oral and written expression in one of the two official languages of the URV.

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A1 Sap explicar i analitzar el mercat de competència perfecta.
Analitza els efectes de les fallades de mercat en els mercats competitius.
Entén la integració dels mercats locals i nacionals dintre del mercat internacional.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B1 Posa en pràctica de forma disciplinada els enfocaments, mètodes i experiències que proposa el professor
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand instructions about classes or tasks assigned by the teaching staff.
 C4 Produir un text escrit adequat a la situació comunicativa

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Introduction
PART I. Competitive markets
1. Competitive market • Incentives to trade
• Market demand: consumption, relative prices and other factors
• Market supply: production, relative prices and other factors
• Equilibrium and market forces
• Comparative statics: law of supply and demand; elasticity
• Equilibrium evaluation: consumer surplus, producer surplus, efficiency
2. Intervention in competitive markets • Maximum and minimum prices
• Consumption (production) tax
• Tax burden on consumers and producers
• Subsidies and guaranteed prices
3. Global competitive markets • International integration of a small market
• International integration of a large market
• Tariffs, quotas, export subsidies
PART II. Market failures
4. Public goods • Public goods as a problem for markets
• Solutions to the insufficient private provision of a public good
5. Externalities • Externalities as a problem for markets
• Solutions
6. Incomplete information • Incomplete information as a problem for markets
• Solutions
7. Non-competitive markets • Imperfect competition (causes: economies of scale, barriers to entry)
• Monopoly
• Solutions (regulation, price discrimination)

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A1
2 1 3
Lecture
A1
37 44 81
Problem solving, exercises
A1
B1
C1
C4
13 45 58
Personal tuition
B1
2 0 2
 
Practical tests
A1
B1
C1
C4
4 0 4
Objective short-answer tests
A1
B1
C1
C4
2 0 2
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Presentation of the course (program, method, evaluation, etc.)
Lecture Presentation in class of the theory and methods
Problem solving, exercises Analysis of problems and exercises related to the subjects of the course, worked out by students (outside the classroom) and the professor (in class).

Personalized attention
Description
Personalized attention to clarify doubts (at the beginning of the period of teaching, each professor will indicate specific weekly hours).

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Practical tests
A1
B1
C1
C4
A series of tests in class on the problems and exercises worked out by students outside the classroom. 30%
Objective short-answer tests
A1
B1
C1
C4
A final exam on all subjects (short open questions or multiple choice). 70%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

In the second examination period (2a convocatòria) the evaluation will consist of a comprehensive exam (short open questions or multiple choice) which will determine 100% of the grade.


Sources of information

Basic

Mankiw, N. Gregory. Principles of Economics . 4ª ed.,Thomson, 2007.
(trad. Principios de Economía. 4ª ed. 2007)

Complementary

Recommendations


 
Other comments
More details as classes begin.
(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.