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NQF credits: 16 

Fourth year status‚ first semester‚ one double lecture and one double tut per week.

Course Convenor : Malcolm Keswell

Entrance requirements: See admissions requirements for Honours in Economics.

Course outline: The course covers topics such as positivism and its critics‚ rationality in economics‚ development of economic thought on prices and markets‚ value and distribution‚ introduction to theories of surplus (classical and post Keynesian)‚ marginalist theory of distribution and contested exchange‚ neoclassical general equilibrium‚ causes of market failure‚ information and transaction costs‚ game theory and oligopoly‚ post Walrasian economics.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Assignments‚ tests and examination count for 100%.

Last updated : 15 Jul 2015



Staff Members on this course :

A/Prof Malcolm Keswell Associate Professor

021 650 4876
Malcolm.Keswell@uct.ac.za
5.19, The School of Economics, New Building, Middle Campus.
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Research Area / Interest :
Applied microeconomics ;the dynamics of inequality;agrarian contractual structure and productivity; group-level effects on individual incentives.







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