Microeconomia II - Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 2 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: ECO
Level: L2

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

José Luís Eusébio Marques dos Santos
José Luís Eusébio Marques dos Santos

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 - Understand and apply the concepts introduced in the curricular unit.

2 - Use the methodology of economic logic, with emphasis on their mathematical formalization.

3 - Learn conceptually the formalization of the diverse models of the syllabus and be able to solve practical applications derived from them.

4 - Know how the theoretical approaches guide the decision-making process in the context of uncertainty.

5 - Analyse the necessary conditions for a more efficient and equitable functioning of the market.

6 - Analyse diverse ways of distortion to the perfectly competitive market, namely the market failures derived from the existence of externalities, public goods, the use of the information at the agents' disposal and from the uncertainty about the functioning of the markets.

7 - Understand and predict the behaviour of different types of markets of imperfect competition (monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly) and analyse the consequences on economic efficiency, equity, and welfare.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation consists of an intermediate examination with a weight of 50% of the final mark and a final examination with a weight of 50% of the final mark. To pass the module, the student needs to achieve a minimum average of 10 out of 20. 

Reset/ Improvement Time: if a student fails in the normal evaluation time, but achieved a positive mark in one of the examinations, he/she can take, if desired, an examination about the course material of the failed examination. In that case, the examination taken in this period will be a substitute of the failed examination in the normal evaluation time, for calculating the final mark. For other cases of failure or for improvements of the evaluation mark, the student should take an overall examination with the weight of 100%.

Program Resume (get program detail)

1- Compra e Venda

2- Escolha Intertemporal

3- Escolha em Contexto de Incerteza

4- Equilíbrio Geral e Eficiência do Mercado

5- As Externalidades

6- Bens Públicos

7- Informação Assimétrica

8- Poder de Mercado















Main Bibliography

Mateus, A. e M. Mateus , Microeconomia - Teoria e Aplicações, Editorial Verbo (2008)

Mateus, A. e M. Mateus , Microeconomia - Exercícios e Estudo de Casos, Editorial Verbo (2001)

Varian, H. , Microeconomia Intermédia: Uma Abordagem Moderna, Verlag Dashöfer Edições

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

-Frank, R., Microeconomia e Comportamento, Mc Graw-Hill, Lisboa (tradução portuguesa).

 -Frank, R., Microeconomics and Behavior, Mc Graw-Hill, New York.



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