Economic Analysis: Economic Theory, 4 credits (TPPE98)

Ekonomisk analys: Ekonomisk teori, 4 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Helene Lidestam

Director of studies or equivalent

Fredrik Persson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6KMAT Mathematics (Modelling and Optimization in Economics) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6KMAT Mathematics 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Industrial Economics; Mathematical statistics; Algebra III; Calculus, one variable ; Calculus, several variables; Introduction to Optimization

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed course the student should:

  • have knowledge of and be able to give a quantitative description of the basic economic relationships within the firm as well as between the firm and its environment.
  • be able to use the most common models for making economic decisions based on given information and different economic aims.
  • Be able to formulate, structure and analyse relevant parts of the economic reality, how different players on the market act towards each other and how prices are set under different assumptions of competition.

Course content

Building mathematical models: Formulating and solving mathematical models applied on economic problems, optimization with constraints.
Consumer demand: Estimating consumer demand.
Theory of Producers: Production functions, iso-cost curves, expansion curves, Long-run and short-run problems, pricediscrimination, homogenous production functions.
Market theory: Perfect competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic competition, dopoly, oligopoly, Cournot, Stackelberg and joint optimum solutions.
The course introduces differences between business and economic approach and assumes an economically sustainable perspective.

Teaching and working methods

The lectures are mainly concerned with the theoretical foundations of the areas covered. The lessons are devoted to problem solving and discussion. The seminars are devoted to presenting given problems.
The course is offered twice during 2017: Vt1 and Ht2.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG1Hand-in assignmentsU, G1 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Fredrik Persson

Examiner

Helene Lidestam

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 32 h
Recommended self-study hours: 75 h

Course literature

Samuelson, W. F. and Marks, S. G. (2010), Managerial Economics, 6th edition, John Wiley And Sons, ISBN-13 978-0-470-41437-8
Samuelson, W. F. and Marks, S. G. (2010), Managerial Economics, 6th edition, John Wiley And Sons, ISBN-13 978-0-470-41437-8
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG1 Hand-in assignments U, G 1 credits

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