Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

This subject is the second in the sequence of Microeconomics and it follows the subject "Introduction to Microeconomics" of the first half of the first year. It belongs to the area of Economic Analysis.
The modern Economic Analysis is divided into two major fields of study: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies the behavior of individual economic agents, i.e., any individual or entity performing any role in the functioning of the economy.
In the subject "Introduction to Microeconomics", we present the economic theories designed to explain the principles discovered in experimental classroom markets, and their applications. The subject "Intermediate Microeconomics" covers the contents not present in the first subject: consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and market power, and non-competitive markets.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Capacity to work in a team.
  • CG3 : Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG5 : Capacity to make decisions by putting theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • CG8 : Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudices, precisely and rigorously.
  • CG9 : Capacity to synthesise.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1 : Read and communicate in a foreign language in a professional environment, especially in English.
  • CGUA3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Understand the most common strategic analysis tools for analysing companies in their context.
  • CE15 : Prepare decision-making in companies and organisations, especially at operational and tactical level.
  • CE3 : Use relevant computer records to evaluate the situation and possible evolution of a company.
  • CE6 : Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

You will come to appreciate the great power and some of the shortcomings of economic theory in explaining the economic world in which we live.





Code: 22014
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,50
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,5
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught