Microeconomic models such as demand and supply, prefect competition, monopoly, the operation of the market mechanism and the causes of market failure are analysed. Government responses to market failure will also be investigated.
|1.||Describe how prices are determined in a competitive market;|
|2.||Analyse firms' production decisions in the short-run and the long-run, based on costs and profits;|
|3.||Describe concentrated markets and their effects on the economy;|
|4.||Outline why market failure occurs and the consequences of market failure; and|
|5.||Examine the case for and against Government intervention in market failure.|
|Test||Multiple choice test||20%|
|Project||Analyse quantitative information on selected topic.||20%|
|Presentation||Commentary on a news media extract||20%|
|Assignment||Research on an allocated topic||40%|
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