Canadian Microeconomic Policy
- Review of supply and demand
- Consumer surplus and measures of welfare
- Government controlled prices and quantities
- Marketing boards
- Tax Policy
- Imperfect Competition and Anti-Competitive Practices
- Competition Policy
- Regulation of Industry
- Trade Policy: Theory and Institutions
- Externalities and Environmental Protection
- Public Goods.
Lecture and Seminar.
|Final Examination||30% - 40%|
|Term Tests||40% - 70%|
|Assignments||0% - 20%|
|Participation||0% - 10%|
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- apply supply and demand analysis to examine issues such as government price and quantity controls and tax policy;
- utilize different theories of market structure to analyze anti-trust policy issues;
- analyze the economics of regulation from a public interest and private interest perspective;
- evaluate the efficacy of the policy options available to government authorities to deal with the problems of externalities and public goods.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
The main texts are to be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:
Brander, James. Government Policy Toward Business, Latest Ed. Butterworths.
Carson, Robert. Economic Issues Today, Latest Ed. St. Martin's Press.
Luciani, Patrick. Economic Myths: Making Sense of Canadian Policy Issues, Latest Ed. Addison-Wesley.
Supplementary materials may be chosen, as determined by the instructor.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for ECON 2490|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX COMM 290 (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU ECON 290 (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ECON 2XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ECON 290 (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ECON 308 (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO ECON 2nd (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV ECON 210 (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ECON 2XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GE 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ECON 3XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ECON 2nd (3)|