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wir120 - Microeconomic Theory (Complete module description)
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Module label Microeconomic Theory
Modulkürzel wir120
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Administration and Law (Bachelor) > Aufbaubereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Grundlagen-/Basiscurriculum
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Helm, Carsten (Module responsibility)
  • Rahmeier Seyffarth, Anelise (Module counselling)
  • Rüb, Daniel (Module counselling)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module
• understand the relevance of microeconomics as a method for analysing economic interactions and for understanding the behaviour of typical agents,
• are proficient in microeconomics at an intermediate level, and can put microeconomic issues in the context of scientific discussions,
• can apply microeconomic methods and critically question them,
• can exchange themselves in teams about microeconomic problems, develop solutions together, and can put them forward in the scientific debate.
Module contents
  • definition und description of microeconomics
  • household theory (budget, preferences, utility, optimal consumption plan, demand)
  • theory of the firm (technology, costs, profit maximization, supply)
  • markets (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly)
  • market failure (external effects, public goods, asymmetric information)
  • game theory and behavioural economics
Varian, H. (2016), Grundzüge der Mikroökonomik, Oldenbourg Verlag, München. Pindyck, R. S. und D. L. Rubinfeld (2013): Mikroökonomie, Pearson Verlag. Stocker, F. (2013): Spaß mit Mikro: Praktische Mikroökonomik für (ver)zweifelnde Studierende, Oldenbourg Verlag, Münschen.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module consists of a lecture and a tutorial. In the lecture the content of the module is presented. In the tutorial, these topics are discussed and practiced by means of exercises.
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Einführung in die VWL (wir041), Mathematik für Ökonomen (mat990)
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 -- 42
Tutorial 1 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
at the end of the semester
Written exam; by solving the exercises in the tutorial, bonus points can be obtained