Advanced Macro and Microeconomics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Macro and Microeconomics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students must have completed ECO2003F Microeconomics II and ECO2004S Macroeconomics II; STA1000S Introductory Statistics and STA1001F Introductory Statistics 1 or equivalent e.g. MAM1010F.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    This is a compulsory core module for all students taking economics programmes. The course is divided into (i) microeconomics and (ii) macroeconomics. Microeconomics covers general equilibrium analysis under perfect competition and market failure (externalities, public goods and imperfect information). Welfare economics is also dealt with. Macroeconomics covers expectations and introduces students to growth theory.

    DP requirements: All class tests and assignments/essays/projects to be completed. A weighted average mark of 40% for tests, tutorials, essays and assignments. Only students who have obtained DP certificates may write the final examination.

    Assessment: Classwork (tests, tutorials and assignments/essays/projects) 40% June examination 60% The course outline will detail the breakdown for submission weighting and variation for exemptions and absences.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.