Economics Principles

  • Total class time: 40 hours.
  • Unit: Centro Universitário FECAP Liberdade (Av. da Liberdade, 532).
  • Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 18:00 to 18:50.
  • Value: Students and Alumni: R$100,00, in case of aprovement the value will be returned.
  • Classroom: Colaboração E.
  • External Public: R$500,00
  • Professor: Matheus Albergaria

 

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Course Description: This course is an introduction to to economic principles, such as demand, supply, elasticities, etc.

 Learning objectives:

  1. Provide tools for economic analysis.
  2. Critical thinking towards social and political questions.
  3. Problem-solving abilities for real-world phenomena.

 

Methodology: “Hands-on” Lectures and exercises.

 

Topics Covered:

  • The Principles and Practice of Economics
  • Economic Methods and Economic Questions
  • Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium
  • Consumers and Incentives
  • Sellers and Incentives
  • Perfect Competition and the Invisible Hand
  • Externalities and Public Goods
  • The Government in the Economy: Taxation and Regulation
  • Monopoly
  • Game Theory and Strategic Play
  • Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition

 

Assessment Methods:

 

  1. NI1: written examination covering topics 1-4 (20%).
  1. NI2:  written examination covering topics 5-8 (20%).
  1. PO (Official Exams): written examination covering the semester’s contents (60%).

 

References:

  • Acemoglu, D.; Laibson, D.; List, J. (2015). Economics, Pearson.
  • Mankiw, N.G. (2015). Principles of Economics, Cengage Learning.

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