Course NA1024

Introductory Microeconomics, E-learning

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 23, 2023

The course starts with a discussion about the concept scarcity (that there are limited resources) and the trade-offs that this implies, since this is the basis for economic analysis. Thereafter the concept opportunity cost and the implications of trade are explained. Following this introduction the focus will shift to the principles and methodology used in microeconomic analysis. First demand- and supply curves are described along with explanation on how they can be used in microeconomic analysis, for example explaining the role of prices in the distribution of resources as well as analysing trade effects. Moreover it provides knowledge on the basics regarding the theories on consumers and producers behaviour and how these theories can be used for efficiency and welfare analysis. After this first part of the course is completed, the focus will shift towards imperfect markets and how microeconomic theory can be used to explain and analyse the effects of market failures. The role of the state and the effects of regulations (taxes, laws etc.) are also discussed in this part of the course. Furthermore, game theory and how it can be used in microeconomic analysis is introduced as well as the basics of labour market theory.
Starts and ends:
week 23, 2023 - week 32, 2023
Study Rate:
Flexible (Borlänge)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications :
  • General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c or Mathematics C, Social Sciences 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6
Selection :
Final school grades (66 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34 %)
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
0 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
13,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
13,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Closed for late application
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Course Coordinator
Mats Gezelius