Economics 114

The following five broad themes are studied:
• Problems economists address: inequality, poverty, economic growth, sustainability, scarcity, choice
• Economic decision making: incentives, relative prices, economic rent, labour, production, opportunity cost
• Economic relationships and interactions: game theory, equity, efficiency
• Markets: supply and demand, price-taking and competitive markets, elasticity
• Market dynamics: rent-seeking, taxation, market failure, externalities, and government policies

 

Prerequisite module: None

Credits: 12

Classes: 3 lectures, 1 tutorial

Module convenor: Kholekile Malindi <Dr Kholekile Malindi>

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8 August 2022
Last week we received the first batch of SA activity data for July. As expected, intense load-shedding took its toll on the manufacturing sector. However, some of the other data was more positive. The international section provides an overview of the US nonfarm payrolls for July which saw employment surge back above pre-pandemic levels and the unemployment...

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8 August 2022
Last week we received the first batch of SA activity data for July. As expected, intense load-shedding took its toll on the manufacturing sector. However, some of the other data was more positive. The international section provides an overview of the US nonfarm payrolls for July which saw employment surge back above pre-pandemic levels and the unemployment...

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