2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
This unit begins by exploring individual rationality and decision making; it then builds upon this by considering behaviour in strategic interactions with others; it concludes by considering how individuals make decisions within groups. Throughout, the unit explores a variety of topics and applications including risk and uncertainty, paradoxes of choice, other-regarding preferences, the role of information in economic and social situations, the tragedy of the commons, and voting systems. The unit emphasises an understanding of analytical concepts in an intuitive and relevant manner, and includes behavioural extensions to neoclassical concepts in economics.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULOs) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Gain enhanced knowledge of economic concepts.
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAE301 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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