2023-2024 / ECON2284-1

Political Economics - microeconomics


40h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in business engineering5 crédits 


Alain Jousten

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with basic economic mechanisms by analyzing individual behaviour (microeconomics).
The course covers the main topics of microeconomics: theory of demand, theory of production and costs (externalities included), perfect competition, monopoly and so on.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able, in line with the Key Learning Outcomes:
- to master basic notions of economics (strategy).
- to explain and to analyse individual economic behaviour (microeconomics) (strategy);
- to understand and to explain, in a critical perspective, the relations between the main economic variables (strategy and control);
- to think critically, to be curious and to apply scientific rigour stratedy and adaptability).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra presentations.
Exercises are given in order to present the chapters of the course in a practical way.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Lectures in distance learning. Exercise sessions in face-to-face, with online supplements.

Recommended or required readings

Acemoglu, D., Laibson, D., & List, J. (2023). Introduction à l'économie. Traduction française, Pearson.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Online written exam (multiple choice on a ULiege platform).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

First semester.


Professor A.Jousten, Bât. B31,  Tél. : +32 4 366 31 98,  e-mail : ajousten@uliege.be
Assistant Giulia Klinges, Bât. B31 Tel. : +32 4 366 30 42 Email: gklinges@uliege.be

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