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Course module: 840024-B-6
Micro-economics: Agents and Markets
Course info
Course module840024-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Is part of
B Liberal Arts and Sciences
Coordinator course
prof. dr. G. van de Kuilen
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. G. van de Kuilen
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. S. Suetens
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Registration openfrom 20/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
The purpose of this course is to teach students and let them experience the basic principles of the functioning of markets. Students will become familiar with concepts as efficiency, deadweight loss, consumer and producer surplus. They will learn how markets increase efficiency. They will also learn about market failures and various types of market interventions and their consequences.

For non-LAS students the number of places in this course is limited. For registration, please contact at least three weeks prior to the start of the course. This course is taught through co-teaching, which entails that more than a single professor is responsible for teaching the course and guiding the students that take it.
The course provides a treatment of consumer behaviour, relating to ideas concerning the budget line, the optimal consumption choice, diminishing marginal utility, and income and subsitution effects and their relationship to market demand. The course consists of a combination of lectures and tutorials. In the lectures students are taught general economic principles and the application of these principles to specific economic topics. In the tutorials students participate in and discuss the results from economic experiments that relate to the topics discussed in the lectures.

The preliminary way in which the Final Grade is composed: Written exam (50%), Assignments (30%), Presentation (10%), Attendance (10%).

Compulsory Reading
  1. Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Economics, Worth Publishers, 5th edition, 2018. 
Course available for exchange students
Conditions of admission apply
Contact person
prof. dr. G. van de Kuilen
Timetable information
Micro-economics: Agents and Markets
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 1114-10-2019
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 1208-01-2020
Required materials
Recommended materials
Written (50%)

Final Result

Assignments and attendance (40%)

Presentation (10%)

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