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ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics (Lectures)

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Hawken Engineering Building (50)

Room T203

St Lucia

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ECON1010 is an introductory course in Microeconomics. It focuses on how decision making units within the economy (e.g. consumers, firms, government departments) make choices and how choices can be made in a way that makes best possible use of limited available resources. Since life is in large part about making choices, this course will help you to understand why the world is the way it is, and in so doing shed light on how it might be changed for the better. For example, why do firms discount certain products but not others? Why is it so hard to find a good quality used car? Why does the government heavily tax petrol but not fast food? Why has the divorce rate increased over the past 50 years? This course will set you on the path to thinking critically about all areas of life where choices are made. A focus is placed on core economic principles that are immediately applicable rather than formal mathematical theorising.

Carl Sherwood is a lecturer in the School of Economics who has received numerous teaching awards, including an Australian National Award for Teaching Excellence (2017), UQ Award for Teaching Excellence (2015) and an Australian National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2013). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). With a background as a civil engineer, an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from UQ, Carl aims to inspire students to learn through interactive, contextualised teaching that motivates students to understand the linkages between theory and real world situations. Students experience interactive lectures, tutorials, peer-assisted study sessions and a range of online materials (including videos and quizzes) to support their learning.

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Hawken Engineering Building (50)

Room T203

St Lucia

Australia

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