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HEQF credits: 18

HEQF course level: 5

First year‚ semester course‚ 5 lectures and 1double–period tutorial per week.

Entrance requirements:

The course is open to first–year EDU students who meet the criteria for admission to ECO1010F.

Course outline:

In any developed economy scarce resources have to be mobilised and used to meet the public’s needs. This course focusses on the processes involved, particularly those common to modern western economies. It begins with market mechanism and price formation. The background to demand (cardinal and ordinal utility) follow. The neo-classical theory of supply is then introduced, leading from production function analysis to the derivation of supply under perfect competition.Other market forms follow, and the course concludes with sections on factor pricing and international trade. 

 

Course Convenor:

Nisreen Narker

nisreen.narker@uct.ac.za

Last updated : 27 Mar 2017





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