IDENTIFYING DATA 2012_13
Subject (*) INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS Code 16214004
Study programme
Degree of Business Administration and Management (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Basic Course First First
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Economia
Coordinator
GIMÉNEZ GÓMEZ, JOSÉ MANUEL
PONCE ALIFONSO, FRANCISCO JAVIER
PÉREZ LACASTA, MARIA JOSÉ
PASCUAL LORENTE, ALBERT
LLOP LLOP, MARIA
E-mail maria.llop@urv.cat
misericordia.carles@urv.cat
mariajose.perez@urv.cat
albert.pascual@urv.cat
xavier.ponce@urv.cat
josemanuel.gimenez@urv.cat
Lecturers
LLOP LLOP, MARIA
CARLES LAVILA, MISERICÒRDIA
PÉREZ LACASTA, MARIA JOSÉ
PASCUAL LORENTE, ALBERT
PONCE ALIFONSO, FRANCISCO JAVIER
GIMÉNEZ GÓMEZ, JOSÉ MANUEL
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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 Students understand the basic micro-and macroeconomic principles involved in business management.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B1 Learning to learn
 B7 Sensitivity to environmental issues
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Have an intermediate mastery of a foreign language, preferably English
 C4 Be able to express themselves correctly both orally and in writing in one of the two official languages of the URV

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A1 Students can explain and analyze the perfect competition market.
Students can analyze the effects of market failures in competitive markets.
Students understand how local and national markets integrate into the international market.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B1 Put into practice the approaches, methods and experiments put forward by the teaching staff in a disciplined fashion.
 B7 Coneix el concepte de desenvolupament sostenible
Identify the problems and consequences of sustainable development.
Acquire the skills and attitudes required to integrate the concept of sustainable development into decision taking.
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand instructions about classes or tasks assigned by the teaching staff.
 C4 Produce written texts that are appropriate to the communicative situation

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
PART I. Competitive markets
1. Competitive Markets: demand
• Incentives and Exchange
• Market demand,
• The law of demand and price elasticity of demand
2. Competitive Markets: supply and equilibrium • Market supply, production, factor prices and other factors
• The law of supply and price elasticity of supply
• Equilibrium and market forces
• Comparative static analysis
• Welfare analysis: consumer surplus, producer surplus and efficiency
3. Intervention in Competitive Markets
• Price ceilings and minimum wages
• Taxes and subsidies
• Tax incidence
4. International Trade • Integration of a small market
• Integration of a large market
• Tariffs, import quotas, export subsidies
5. Externalities, Public Goods and Incomplete Information • Externalities: a problem for markets
• Solutions
• The problem of providing public goods through markets
• Solutions to the insufficient private provision of public goods
• The lack of information: a problem for markets
• Solutions
TEMES DE MICROECONOMIA
6. És positiva la globalització econòmica?
7. El problema de les externalitats
8. El problema dels béns públics
9. El problema de la informació incompleta
10. Hi ha sempre competència als mercats?

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A7
2 1 3
Lecture
A7
37 37 74
Problem solving, exercises
A7
B1
C1
C4
13 34 47
Personal tuition
B1
2 0 2
 
Mixed tests
A1
B1
B7
1 10 11
Practical tests
A1
B1
B7
C1
C4
1 4 5
Objective multiple-choice tests
A1
B1
B7
4 4 8
 
(*) 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).
Personal tuition Personalized attention to clarify doubts (at the beginning of the period of teaching, each professor will indicate specific weekly hours).

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        
Mixed tests
A1
B1
B7
Examen final en data oficial: Resolució de preguntes tipus tests, de preguntes curtes i/o exercicis 50%
Practical tests
A1
B1
B7
C1
C4
Resolució de casos, experiments,... al llarg del quadrimestre 10%
Objective multiple-choice tests
A1
B1
B7
Resolució de preguntes tipus test al llarg del quadrimestre 40%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

La segona convocatòria consisitirà en la realització d'un examen que valdrà el 100% de la nota final


Sources of information

Basic

MANKIW, N. Gregory: Principles of Economics. 4th ed., Elsevier, 2008.

BERNANKE, B. S. y FRANK, R. H.: Principles of Economics., 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Complementary

Recommendations


(*)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.