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LUBS1940 - Module Reading List

Economics for Management, 2011/12, Semester 1, 2
Dr Kevin Reilly
ktr@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Textbook

Parkin, Micheal, Melanie Powell and Kent Mathews (2009) Extracts from Economics, Seventh Edition , Harlow : Pearson Addison-Wesley. Customized Version Compiled by Kevin Reilly .

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Parts, Topics and Required Readings

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Semester 1

Part 1: Introduction and Markets

Topic 1: Introduction to Economics. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 1 and 2. Week 1 of Semester 1.

Topic 2: Demand, Supply and Elasticity. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 3 and 4. Weeks 2 and 3 of Semester 1.

Topic 3: Efficiency and Markets. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 5 and 6. Week 4 of Semester 1.

Part 2: Production and Traditional Market Structure Assumptions

Topic 4: Production, Output and Costs. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 9 and 10. Week 7 of Semester 1.

Topic 5: Perfect Competition and Monopoly Market Structures. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2005) Chapters 11 and 12. Week 8 of Semester 1.

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Semester 2

Part 3: Oligopoly, Game Theory and Market Problems

Topic 6: Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly and the Games Firms Play. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapter 13. Week 1 of Semester 2.

Topic 7: Policy and Externalities. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 14 and 15. Weeks 2 and 3 of Semester 2.

Part 4: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Topic 8: The Context. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 20, 21 and 22. Week 6 of Semester 2.

Topic 9: A Basic Model and Key Policy Issues. Required Readings: Parkin Powell and Mathews (2009) Chapters 23, 27, 30 and 31. Weeks 7 and 8 of Semester 2.

This list was last updated on 04/10/2009